The Lakes Distillery

Cockermouth, CA13 9SJ, United Kingdom

The Lakes Distillery
450 reviews
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MQG2+87 Cockermouth, United Kingdom
+44 17687 88850
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Monday: 10–17
Tuesday: 10–17
Wedneasday: 10–17
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–18
Saturday: 10–18
Sunday: 10–17
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Debbie Carey
Debbie Carey175 days ago
We visited for the Classic Tour. Beautiful setting and distillery. Bistro, lovely for lunch or cuppa and cake.
Classic tour and guide fab. Bistro service very good.
Tasting of their Single Malt Reserve 4, classic gin and vodka included in the tour. "Drivers' Drams" are available to take away for the designated drivers.
Well worth a visit, even just for the Bistro and lovely setting.
Michael Greengrass
Michael Greengrass205 days ago
Tour and tasting lasted around an hour. Our tour guide was great. Agree a designated driver (they can take their tasters with them). £5 off for 70cl bottles in the shop for each ticket, which we made use of. The gin, vodka and whisky were very easy to drink, really smooth and great taste. Lovely restored old barn.
Kirsty Devine
Kirsty Devine266 days ago
Very interesting and informative tour lasting 1hr with a tasting at the end. The tasting includes a whisky, gin and vodka or there is a driver's option to take away. Lots of options to purchase in the shop with £5 off 70cl bottles with your tour ticket.
David Markley
David Markley297 days ago
This was a wonderful find in the Lakes District. We had been enjoying the area for the first time and saw this distillery pop up in our searches. We are very glad it did!

We sampled a number of their whisky’s and really enjoyed their Mosaic and No 5 single malts. We took a few bottles with us to share with friends.

After tasting, we decided to have some lunch and we’re pleasantly surprised by a great roast and chicken Caesar salad. Their courtyard was a great place to relax and enjoy.
Neil Cartlidge
Neil Cartlidge328 days ago
I decided late in the afternoon to head to the lakes distillery after seeing their bottles a few days prior in Tebay services. Despite my arrival at 15:10hrs I was able to get on the 4pm tour. After a short wait in the car the tour began promptly at 16:00,hrs. We had been advised that due to maintenance the actual distillery would not be accessible during the tour, a slight letdown but these things must happen sometime. The tour guide was not a loud speaker but certainly was a gentleman of knowledge and had an air of sophistication one might associate with a top class spirit maker. After around 50 minutes of learning about the lakes whiskey, gin and vodka we were taken into a room at the back of the shop where samples of each spirit were given out however due to being the only driver in my family I was unable to sample more than taking in the aromas. In recompense for this I was gifted a "drivers dram" of any of the three samples. We were each given a small 50ml bottle of one of The Lakes Distillery "The One" blended whiskey's as a means to make up for the actual distillery not being open and a £5 voucher off any 70cl bottle. I chose the No 5 Whiskeymakers Reserve which I look forward to pouring over some chilled whiskey cubes soon.
Joshua Wren
Joshua Wren1 year ago
Wonderful place to visit when in the Lake District. The tour was very informative and the tasting at the end was amazing! As they predicted, the vodka was such a surprise! Definitely recommend this place!
Cymru Jon
Cymru Jon2 years ago
Really enjoyed our visit to The Lakes Distillery, the tour was great value and provided an interesting insight to the growth of the distillery. The tasting at the end was brief but delicious. Only thing I'd note is that tour is almost entirely whisky based with the gin barely getting a mention. I know that reflects the aspirations of the business, but for a tour group dominated by gin fans a bit more balance would have been good. Great bistro on site.
Dean Myatt
Dean Myatt2 years ago
An amazing place for whiskey lovers we went on the whiskey and chocolate tasting experience this is a must. All in all a great experience. Fabulous guys. Staff were fantastic made the experience even better. Purchased as a present for friends and ourselves. Had privilege of the faith whiskey one of best ever tasted 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😁.
Thank you to all staff 👍
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