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


Stillman Masterclass

Stillman Masterclass


Would you like to create your own whisky? If yes, this behind-the-scenes tour at The Lakes Distillery is perfect for you. Join the production team for the day and contribute to the whole distilling process from milling, to working with the mashtun and operating the stills. You will arrive at 8am, learning about the passion that goes into making the Lakes whisky so special. You’ll have the opportunity to fill a cask which will go on to become the Lakes Single Malt, and even put your initials in their official distillery log book, a historic record of your contribution to the distillery’s history. Afterwards, dine with the team in the Bistro for lunch and finish off your visit in the atmospheric cask warehouse, learning more about the maturation process. You’ll take home a 5cl bottle of the new make spirit and a 70cl bottle of your choice to enjoy back home, plus some extra surprises!

You’ll receive:
-A 5cl bottle of the new make spirit PLUS
-You can take any 70cl bottle of your choice to enjoy back home
-PLUS some surprise extras!

The experience is limited to a maximum of two people per day. Why not bring a friend? Two people can enjoy this experience for a discount - £500 for two people (discounted at checkout).
This event includes:

-This is your opportunity to join our production team for a full day
-Help mill the barley, operate the mashtun and fill a cask in our warehouse
-Put your initials in our official distillery log book - a historic record of your contribution to the distillery
-Dine for lunch in our award winning Bistro at the Distillery with one of the production team
-You'll receive a host of goodies, including a 70cl bottle of your choice to take back home
-Why not bring a friend? Two people can enjoy this experience for a discount - £500 for two people (discounted at checkout).

Opening details

Tour Times:
Thursday 08:00

T&C's apply please see the website.


£295.00 pp (£250 when two tickets purchased)


  • 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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