The Lakes

Location and contact details

Location" Location: The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1768 788 857
Email" Email: info[at]
Web" Web:
Twitter" Twitter: The Lakes Distillery (@LakesDistillery)

Facts and figures

LocationThe Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ

Opening Hours

Open seven days a week throughout the year with tours running every 30 minutes between 1100 and 1700.


Tour £12.5

Tour includes tastings of The ONE blended whisky, The Lakes Gin and The Lakes Vodka and includes a £5 discount voucher for any 70cl bottle redeemable from the distillery shop.


In late 2011, Lakes Distillery founder, Paul Currie, (whose father Harold Currie founded Arran Single Malt Distillery) announced they had successfully received planning permission from the Lake District planning department in Cumbria to convert the former Victorian Model Farm at Setmurthy near Bassenthwaite Lake into a Distillery.

Building work started in April 2013 and the distillery opened on 15 December 2014 with the unveiling of bespoke entrance gates. The distillery operates a visitor centre with tours available, a shop, a bar and bistro. It is expected to employ 25 people.

The distillery produces gin, vodka and blended whisky. The distillery also started production on a single malt whisky in early 2015 that will be available from Q1 2018 onwards and will be called The Lakes Single Malt.
Information correct as of 05/06/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article English whisky, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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