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The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery is the largest in English and overlooks the great mountain of Skiddaw. Having first opened in December of 2014 the distillery is a fairly new attraction yet hundreds of travellers flock to the visitors centre for a taste of the locally distilled malt’s, gins and vodkas.

 

Tasting Tour

Tours are an hour long and explore the history of the distillery trade and the production line here in the Lake District. The tour begins with a video presentation and ends with a tasting in the artisan bar and bistro. Bespoke tours are also available for those wanting a private more in-depth experience. After your tour, make sure you head to the gift shop to purchase your own Lakes liquor with a special tour discount.

Getting Here

The Lakes Distillery is located in the northern Lake District above Bassenthwaite Lake about a 15-minute drive north of Keswick. The distillery is open every day throughout the year, barring special holidays, and ticket prices range from £5 for children aged 13-17 years and £12.50 for adults.