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The Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite

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  • Lovely spot and amazing buildings, including superb wrought iron gates which are highly decorated. Didn't do the tour but the whisky, gin and other stuff for sale was very good, and at the back... 
    Lovely spot and amazing buildings, including superb wrought iron gates which are highly decorated. Didn't do the tour but the whisky, gin and other stuff for sale was very good, and at the back...  more »
  • Visited last year doing the tour and having meal afterwards, we enjoyed it so much we returned again for meal in bistro, have to say very disappointed we ordered our gins, they arrived in ordinary... 
    Visited last year doing the tour and having meal afterwards, we enjoyed it so much we returned again for meal in bistro, have to say very disappointed we ordered our gins, they arrived in ordinary...  more »
  • Booked for the 2 hour tour, our guide Sarah was extremely informative. Very knowledgeable. I actually thought My other half may have asked a question she didn’t know the answer to, but Sarah knew the....  more
    Booked for the 2 hour tour, our guide Sarah was extremely informative. Very knowledgeable. I actually thought My other half may have asked a question she didn’t know the answer to, but Sarah knew the....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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