Just before Christmas something of a first opened in the Lake District - The Lakes Distillery.

It is an incredible property at the bottom on Bassenthwaite Lake which has started making whiskey, gin and vodka.

You can take a tour around the family run, £7 million private investment and then have lunch or supper at the bistro. They have some great deals and a great menu. 

The branding has been well thought out, I love it and they source as much as they can locally, including having a license to collect the juniper berries for the gin in the area.

It is a fascinating day out and interesting to learn about the project (and taste the goods, of course!)

Are there some other distillery's you would recommend me to look around?

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