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