The Lakes Distillery Experience


Situated amidst grand oak trees and spectacular Cumbrian countryside lies England’s premier distillery – situated only six miles from the The Trout Hotel.

The Lakes Distillery has firmly cemented itself as one of the region’s top attractions. Visitors flock from all over the globe to taste the world-class whisky, vodka and gin and to marvel on the secrets behind how the spirits evolve from cask to glass.

Not only is Lakes Distillery creating waves in Cumbria, it was bestowed the honour of being named one of eight distilleries across the world that you must visit in your lifetime by World Whisky Day. Furthermore, the distillery was also admirably awarded a Masters Medal in 2017 for offering a stellar consumer experience to their visitors, as well as consecutively winning ‘Best Distillery Facilities’ for 3 years running – making a visit a must while you’re in the area.

So, after settling in to your luxuriously appointed room, enjoying a candlelit dinner in the Derwent Restaurant and indulging in a freshly prepared cooked breakfast – a guided tour at the Distillery awaits you. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to see where the magic happens and explore the warehouse where the casks of whisky gently rest as they mature to become The Lakes Malt. Your tour will draw to an end in the tasting room, where you can raise a glass and be taken on a journey of the palate.

And there’s more

As well as the interesting guided tour, there’s also a chance to enjoy delicious homemade food in the Bistro or an Alpaca Tour on the grounds – where you can walk, touch and even feed the peculiar furry animals.

If you’re looking for a unique gift to remember your visit, The Lakes Distillery shop offers a range local products from glassware to blankets as well as a range of confectionery made in their own kitchen, with the gin chocolates being a firm favourite.

After an informative and enjoyable day out at The Lakes Distillery you can return to the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Choose to dine in the Derwent Restaurant again or maybe the lounge bar or the contemporary Terrace Bistro and Bar.

To find more about The Lakes Distillery Experience, please contact our friendly and informative team.