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Lake District Gin Tourism

9th October 2018

Gin is having a buzz moment. As independent distillers hit a turnover of £350 million this year alone, a rise of 123% since 2012, gin is fast becoming one of Britain’s favourite alcoholic drinks.

With 315 distilleries in Britain (more than double the number of five years ago) deciding which gin to drink is both exciting and slightly confusing because there are so many flavours to choose from and so many great gin distilleries to visit, particularly in the Lake District. Discover the ultimate Lake District hotspots as well as our Gin Cocktail Cheat Sheet with all the flavours that pair perfectly to make delicious Autumnal cocktails.

If you love gin, we’ve got it covered!

Why the Lake District is Ideal for a Gin-Themed Getaway

Whether you’re new to the Lakes or a seasoned visitor, with so many places to visit it can be tricky deciding what to do on your Lake District break.

If you’re a gin lover there are some amazing places to go, including the Lakes Distillery which offers tours and tasting experiences, Cumbria Crystal which sells hand-blown luxury English crystal or Keswick Market which offers the best of British gin. Then, if you’re looking for somewhere to take your honeymoon, why not look at a luxury break in the Lake District at Daffodil Hotel?


The Gin Cocktail Cheat Sheet

Waiting to explore the Lake District for your next holiday? How about making your own gin tasting experience at home?

Be ready for a party at any moment with our Gin Cocktail Cheat Sheet which shows you the flavours that always pair well together.

Discover the botanicals that make delicious cocktails and make sure that no matter what you have in the house, you’re always ready to entertain.

The Gin Cocktail Cheat Sheet


An Autumnal Guide to the Best Gin Cocktails

Overcome the Autumn chill and darker nights with these delicious gin cocktail recipes inspired by the change of season. Have a go at mixing up these seasonal beauties at your next gathering, dinner party or celebration.

Spiced Pear

Honey Autumn Apple

Orange Gin-ger Twist

If you love gin then these are the perfect places to visit. They could also be the perfect location for a stag or hen party. If you're getting married in the near future then learn how to make your wedding eco-friendly, discover modern wedding traditions and test your film wedding knowledge.



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