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Our Story

Inspired by nature

All distilleries have a creation story, that moment of inspiration, some might say madness, when someone decides that they need to make whisky. Often allied to that is the choice of site. Tied to the desire to distil is the pull of a place. 

The Lakes exerts a pull on the soul. It’s been the same for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. Poets, artists, novelists, sculptors, have been drawn here, its fells and waters make people settle down and stay, draw more in.

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"I create whiskies for different moods, layering flavours, taking inspiration from the place to create something unique."

- Dhavall Gandhi

The Lakes Whiskymaker


Whiskymaking philosophy

We speak the language of whisky

Whisky-making in its highest form is a dance between science and art, control and creativity. It needs to respect tradition, but not be hampered by it. Our whiskymaker works across two seemingly distinct disciplines: the artist and the man of science.

The creation of flavour

We speak the language of whisky
Obsessive precision

Artistic ethos

Holistic whiskymaking

The Lakes practices holistic whiskymaking, with the whiskymaker at the helm throughout the journey through the distillery and beyond. His single-minded focus at every stage provides continuity of character; our assurance that every flavour possibility is achieved. 

Our artistic ethos

Our home

The source of our inspiration

The Lake District has long been a crucible for creativity, a place in which the imagination can flourish, and it’s no different for our whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi. 

Inspired by nature

Inspirational landscape
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