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Experience a distillery unlike any other

Our majestic surroundings near Keswick inspire our artistic ethos and our range of fine whiskies, gins and vodka. Join us at our state-of-the-art distillery where our Whiskymaker's unique approach comes to life.


The Distillery Tour

Get a behind the scenes glimpse of our working distillery on a detailed guided tour. Pre-booking highly recommended.

  • Discover how we make our whisky, gin & vodka
  • Guided tasting of three Lakes spirits
  • £5 off any 70cl in store


Learn more & book

All day, every day (1hr)

adults £12.50

Teen £5.00

Child (6-12) Free 

Children under 6 years not permitted for health & safety reasons.



Enhanced Extra Tasting Tour

An in-depth tutorial with a behind the scenes look at our working distillery. Sample up to 5 spirits in a hosted tasting experience personalised to the group.

  • Discover how we make our whisky, gin & vodka
  • Guided tasting of five Lakes spirits personalised to the group
  • £5 off any 70cl in store
  • Small groups up to 8 people


Learn more & book

Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays (1hr 30mins)

Adults £25


Lakes Malt Tour

An in-depth whisky focused tour, taking a closer look at The Lakes Malt Whisky; specifically the stillroom and maturation processes. You'll learn about our whiskymaking elevage and blending philosophies with the opportunity to sample the Lakes Single Malt alongside five other Lakes spirits and maturing malts.

  • Enjoy this in-depth whisky focused tour
  • Hosted tasting of five Lakes spirits, including new make spirit, maturing whiskies and a Lakes Single Malt.
  • Tasting personalised to the group
  • £5 off any 70cl in store
  • Have all your questions answered by our most senior whisky host
  • Small groups of up to 8 people


Learn more & book

Available Fridays & Saturdays (2hrs)

Adults £45

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 (30mins)

adults (13+) £12.50

Junior (5-12) £5.00

Child (4 & under) Free

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Experience the excitement of a working distillery - see 'behind the scenes' of the heat, the smell and the buzz of England's largest award-winning whisky distillery. Take a sensory tour backstage in our production areas. The Lakes Distillery offers a family friendly atmosphere - stop off in the Bistro and say hello to our family of resident alpacas. 

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We look forward to welcoming you at the distillery. Find practical information here about your upcoming visit.

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