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Successfully funded
Capital at risk
overfunded
The Lakes Distillery
162%
Raised
£1,620,110
Investors
2435
Target
£1,000,000
Equity
3.53%
Pre-money valuation
£44,339,860

Opened in 2014, The Lakes Distillery is England's largest whisky distillery, receiving over 100,000 visitors annually and has sold over 160,000 bottles of their premium gin, vodka, and blended whisky; voted one of the top 5 best new distilleries in the world by Time Out USA.

  • Total revenue to date is over £9.5m (EBITDA -£419k)
  • Voted a top 5 best new distilleries in the world by Time Out USA
  • Revenue from tours, memberships, shop & bistro, wholesale, and online
  • Est. 600,000 bottles of single malt whisky produced for future sale

Idea

We opened the distillery in 2014 with a very simple dream; to create a world-class single malt whisky.

Located in the Lake District National Park, we have so far produced the equivalent of over 600,000 bottles of whisky spirit with an estimated £30m of retail value. Whilst this spirit is maturing, we have crafted a portfolio of premium spirit brands, including The Lakes Gin, The Lakes Vodka, The ONE British Isles Blended Whisky, and a range of flavoured liqueurs all of which contributed to sales of over 175,000 bottles since 2015.

We operate a tourist attraction welcoming over 100,000 visitors a year with a Bistro and luxury gift shop, all set on the banks of the beautiful river Derwent, and we have won many awards for our spirits, building, and facilities, and were voted one of the top 5 best new distilleries in the world by Time Out USA.

Following the finest whisky traditions, we are sourcing casks from the world’s leading cooperages and our first spirit produced has been sold to 2,975 Founders’ Club members for almost £2m, with our year 1 spirit being rated 90/100 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

We believe our single malt whisky will be our defining moment; we want to set the standard for new world whisky so funds raised will allow us to increase our investment in stock. We look forward to telling the world about our spirit and bringing you on our journey in making whisky history.

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