Lakes Distillery Blended Whisky The Lakes Distillery is an award-winning whisky distillery and visitor attraction, nestled on the north shore of Bassenthwaite Lake. The distillery has been built meticulously in a 160-year-old farm on the banks for the River Derwent, offering visitors 'behind the scenes' tours of our state-of-the-art distillery and tastings of our collection of spirits. Our majestic surroundings, near Keswick, inspire our artistic ethos and our range of fine whiskies, gins and vodka. Practicing holistic whisky-making, our Whiskymaker is at the helm throughout every stage of the journey through the distillery. His approach, through the natural layering of flavours, both reflects and influences people's emotions ensuring a unique collection of spirits.