The Lakes Distillery
Amidst the tranquil beauty of Cumbria’s rolling greenery, dramatic fells and glassy water, resides an old Victorian cattle farm that has been converted into a world-class spirits producer. Located on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake (the only official lake in the Lake District National Park because the others are technically meres or waters), The Lakes Distillery has been highlighted as one of the top five new distilleries in the world by Time Out USA and one of the “eight distilleries to visit before you die” by World Whisky Day. The quality emanating from this high tech, state of the art distillery should come as no surprise because one of the founders also set up Isle of Arran Distillers; the head spirit maker, Dhavall Gandhi, honed his craft at Macallan; and everybody who works in the distillery has a technical degree in distilling. This luxury brand should be firmly on the radar of all spirit connoisseurs and collectors.