Own a piece of the distillery


Join us in making English Whisky history

From the 6 November, The Lakes Distillery will be raising investment funding totalling £1m for % equity through one of the UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, Crowdcube.

Shareholders will receive shares in The Lakes Distillery Company Ltd, and in doing so, own a small part of English whisky history.

The investments will enable us to:

  • Lay down more whisky stocks to cater for future demand.
  • With increased whisky production, comes with it, increased capital expenditure in production facilities, and consequently costs associated with state of the art warehousing.
  • Proceeds will be used to bolster demand through nation-wide marketing campaigns, through the development of both the UK and international markets. 

This is the last opportunity to invest under the government's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).


Find out more




Why invest?

Shareholders will have the opportunity to invest in a growing distillery operating in a rapidly expanding craft spirits market. The distillery operates a multi-faceted business as a producer of premium spirits and an award-winning tourist attraction in the Lake District National Park.

In addition to owning a part of this business with hugely profitable growth prospects, investors who are UK taxpayers will be eligible for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) relief. With EIS, investors can claim back up to 30% of their investment in income tax relief and will not pay capital gains tax on any gains they make if they sell their shares.

Investors will also receive benefits such as discounts for the online ecommerce store and onsite gift shop alongside guided tours of the distillery.


Who are Crowdcube?

Crowdcube is one of the UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, named the leading crowdfunder for investment following a record-breaking start to 2017.

They were formed with the aim of giving people the opportunity to become what they describe as “armchair Dragons” and help support exciting new British businesses. They have backed over 500 raises, to a total of over £347,000,000.


How does it work?

  • Become a member of Crowdcube – it’s free, and you just need to enter a few short details. You can do this any time before the 6th of November or after we’ve started the raise.
  • On the 6th November, The Lakes Distillery raise will be open for investment. Click on our profile on Crowdcube, enter the amount you wish to invest in the 'Enter Amount' box and click 'Invest now'.
  • Leave your debit or credit card details with Crowdcube’s third party payment provider, Stripe. Payment will only be taken when we hit our target of £1m raised. You will also be given 7 days to review your investment once the legal paperwork has been provided.
  • Minimum investment is just £10, and you can invest in any multiple of £10.

Find out more


Your invitation

Find out more

If you are interested in speaking to our team and receiving more information on our Investor Pack, please join us for an open invitation to one of the following events. This informal drinks reception will be your chance to ask any questions and even visit the distillery yourself if you've not already done so.

8 November 2017, from 3pm
The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite CA13 9SJ
Distillery Boardroom

15 November, from 3pm
Somewhere in London, NW1 XXX
XXX Suite

Register to attend by completing the form below.

Correct Warning Prompt
Correct Warning Prompt
Correct Warning Prompt