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  • Lake District Foundation
  • VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold
  • Cumbria Tourism Awards Winner
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Indoor Tours

Lakes Malt Tour

Lakes Malt Tour


This tour (limited to 8 people) will give you an exclusive opportunity to gain first-hand access to the spirit due to become the Lakes Malt Whisky in 2018. The tour is focussed on craft whisky production and maturation techniques. Enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes of the working distillery, led by a senior expert tour guide. Gain in-depth experience of how the spirit evolves during maturation, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the stillroom and atmospheric cask warehouse. Enjoy spectacular helicopter video footage of the 25 mile journey of the River Derwent to the distillery housed in a beautifully renovated 1850s cattle parlour. You will have exclusive access to tasting their new spirit as it comes from the still, and discover a variety of maturing spirits from sherry and bourbon casks. The exclusive tasting will be hosted in the impressive boardroom next to the sleeping spirit in the cask warehouse. You may wish to accompany your tour with lunch in the award winning Bistro or take a short stroll nearby to the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake.

What’s included
-Whisky focussed tour around our working Distillery with a senior tour guide
-Discover the the Stillroom and one of our maturation Warehouses
-Spectacular helicopter video footage following the journey of the River Derwent
-Special tastings of spirit produced at the Distillery, including new make & two distinctive styles of our maturing spirit
-You will also have the opportunity to taste our various limited expressions of The ONE, each highlighting the influences of various casks used for Whisky maturation.
-In-depth, half-hour tutored tasting experience personalised to the group
-£5 off any 70cl purchase in-store

Opening details

Tour Times:
Firday 13:30




  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions


Nr Bassenthwaite Lake,
CA13 9SJ


Plan route to The Lakes Distillery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 196319  Lat: 54.67573 Long: -3.24833

Turn off A66 by Bassenthwaite Lake on to B5291. Continue on this road for 1 mile. At Ouse Bridge carry straight on (do not cross bridge). Distillery is on the right after 400m.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for shoppers with disabilities
  • YesDrop-off point for shoppers outside entrance


  • YesAccess to other levels by lift
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesAccess to a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Yesgood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesPublic toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesLow counter at the till for wheelchair users


  • YesSeating available throughout the facility at appropriate intervals for shoppers with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes / aisles throughout the facility suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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