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Experience a distillery unlike any other

Visit our beautifully renovated old Victorian farmstead on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, where our majestic surroundings inspire our artistic ethos. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of our working distillery, following the spirit’s journey to discover how every flavour possibility is achieved.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We have made the heart-breaking decision to close The Lakes Distillery to visitors, suspending tours and temporarily closing the doors of our Bistro.

We would like to assure you that any booking made can be rescheduled and we are still accepting tour & Bistro bookings for future dates. If you do have a booking arranged in the coming weeks, please contact us on or 01768 788850 to discuss rescheduling. 

The online shop will continue to operate with home delivery for as long as we are allowed to do so. You can order online here.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Distillery Tour & Tasting

Go behind the scenes at our state-of-the-art distillery where our Whiskymaker's unique approach comes to life.

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Distillery Tour & Connoisseur Tasting

Travel through the inner workings of our beautifully restored distillery on an all-encompassing adventure into the art of whisky, gin and vodka making.

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Single Malt Whisky Tour

Indulge your love for whisky with a deep dive into the dance between science and art, control and creativity. 

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Whisky & Chocolate Pairing Tour

New for 2020 

Enjoy a multi-sensory journey through our distillery before a guided tasting of our finest single malt whiskies, paired with handmade luxury chocolates.

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Meet the Alpacas

The Alpacaly Ever After herd graze on site at our distillery - reserve your chance to meet them every weekend (and more during school holidays). 

  • Hand feed the friendly Alpacaly Ever After herd
  • Feel how soft the baby alpacas are
  • Have all your questions answered and take as many photos as you like

Book with Alpacaly Ever After

Available every weekend (30 mins)

Adults (13+): £12.50
Junior (5-12): £5.00
Child (4 & under): Free

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Events at the Distillery

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