The Lakes Distillery
Near Bassenthwaite Lake, Setmurthy, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ
Product: Award Winning British Craft Spirits
As an English distillery based in the heart of the Lake District, their contemporary family of award winning spirit brands speak for themselves.
Set in the heart of the Lake District, Lakes Distillery is the driving force behind the revolution of 'new world' whisky distilleries, and their contemporary family of spirit brands have really set tongues wagging.
The founder, Paul Currie, is a man with whisky in his blood and a vision to create one of the foremost malt spirits in the world; alongside offering a unique visitor experiences in the Lake District with his award-winning Distillery Tours.
From a Victorian cattle farm to a world-class production facility of quality spirits, the creation of this unique venue has been a labour of love. Every detail carefully constructed to support the dream - from building restoration to the technology and hardware used to create the spirits.
The Lakes Distillery has set a very high benchmark when it comes to creating award winning British Craft Spirits and soon to be released Lakes Single Malt Whisky. The science itself is not new, however, the number of factors influencing the quality of the end product is numerous. The stills are forged by the internationally renowned Archibald McMillan Ltd and are a sight to behold.
The Lakes Distillery use the freshest water sourced from the fast-flowing River Derwent, the waters of the Derwent are continually filtered and flushed through. Purity of the water is critical to the quality of their spirits and Derwent Water is as close to perfection as it gets.
Their malted barley is ‘unpeated’, low in nitrogen and high in starch allowing them to produce a delightfully ‘light’ spirit.
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 - The Lakes Gin – Silver
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016 - The Lakes Gin Explorer Edition - Silver
The Vodka masters 2016 - The Lakes Vodka – Silver
International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017 - The ONE British Isle blended Whisky – Gold