Founders Club

Own a piece of whisky history

By joining our Founders' Club, you will receive one 70cl bottle of The Lakes Spirit every year for the next 10 years - exclusively drawn from the first casks ever produced at The Lakes Distillery.

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Whats Included?

  • 10 70cl bottles of The Lakes Spirit - one per year for the next 10 years - drawn exclusively from the first casks of whisky ever produced at The Lakes Distillery.
  • Limited edition packaging exclusive to the Founders' Club, building a collectable set of 10 years' worth of 70cl bottles.
  • x2 5cl miniatures every year for tasting your whisky collection as it matures.
  • Free tours for life for the Founder and one guest*.
  • 10% off any purchases in our online shop or the Distillery shop (not applicable with any other offer).
  • A Founders' Club certificate and membership card welcoming you to the club, personally signed by The Lakes Distillery Founder.
  • Exclusive & priority invitations to our annual Founders' Day celebration and events throughout the year.
  • Your name engraved onto the Founders' Plaque at the distillery.

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How does it work?

•  Within 10 working days of joining, you will be sent your Founders' Club Welcome Pack. This will include your welcome letter, certificate and membership card, as well as your 10% discount code to use online.
•  Within 4 weeks of this pack being sent, you will receive your first bottle of The Lakes Spirit and two miniatures to taste.
•  Every year for 10 years, you will receive your whisky and miniatures.
•  After 10 years you will have received your 10-part collection of limited edition Lakes Malt.
•  Throughout your membership, you will have the opportunity to be involved with our annual Founders' Day and exclusive events throughout the year.


Still Deciding?

Feel free to give us a call to chat through the package and we can tell you what makes this membership so special. If you've got any questions about how bottle delivery works, what payment options you've got, or if you want to buy this as a gift, just call us at any time.

Contact Us: 017687 88850 (Option 6)

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Alternatively fill in the form below to request a call back or email and we'll be in touch within the next working day.

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Payment Options

One-off payment

Pay upfront and get your first bottle in just a few weeks! Simply purchase online following the link below. This is the easiest and quickest way to get your membership set up.

£795 one off 

If you're purchasing the membership as a surprise gift, please apply for the membership using your details and include details of the gift in the NOTES section at checkout to advise of the recipient's details and date when you would like the gift to be sent.



Direct Debit Instalments

For your convenience we give you the option to pay by direct debit instalments from 7 months up to four years.

  • £19.95 per month for 48 months
  • £28.00 per month for 31 months
  • £53.00 per month for 16 months
  • £100.00 per month for 8 months

Set up with Direct Debit

Download the direct debit form above and return to head office at The Lakes Distillery, 1st Floor Grandstand Garage, Kenton Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 4NB. Please note we legally require a copy of the original form. We must receive this by post, however we can accept a scan in the meantime in order to get your membership processed.

For a direct debit pack to be sent out to you with a self addressed envelope, please email with your details.

Please have your form with us by 20th of any given month to have your payment processed at the beginning of the next month. Any forms received after 20th will be processed the following month.



International Founders

It is possible to take out a Founders' membership overseas, however we ask that you contact us before you do so to discuss your options. Some countries are difficult for us to ship to - for more information, please email The price of any Founders' membership being shipped overseas is £895 (due to additional postage costs over 10 years). Unfortunately we cannot accept part-payment for international memberships.