Distillation, maturation, guided tours, serving food, delivering goods. Embedded in people's lives.

Join us on our journey

At The Lakes Distillery we believe in taking the lead and following our instinct. We have been distilling for only 9 years but this ethos has already resulted in us being voted number 1 of 8 distilleries to visit in the world before you die (World Whisky Day), hold Gold Certified status with Visit England since 2018, and most recently been awarded the World's Best Single Malt at the 2022 Whisky Magazine Awards.

When recruiting, we are focused on attracting people who share our beliefs and brand values and want to join us on our journey. You will need to be highly motivated at the prospect of joining an ambitious business, with an entrepreneurial approach; who value quality above all else and believe in being courageous, seeking out opportunities and are passionate about the role they play in what is a truly team effort.


The distillery now employs over 80 people, and has opened up new career possibilities: distiller, chef, warehouseman. See below for our current vacancies and, if you think you have what it takes, please email your CV to

Whiskymaking Team

The whiskymaking team is led by our whiskymaker, who is at the helm of the spirit's journey throughout the distillery. Our artistic approach to flavour creation, from single malts and blended whiskies, to our range of gins and vodkas, ensures a unique collection of exceptional spirits.

We currently have no vacancies, but if you're interested in becoming part of our team, please email your CV to

Head office

Our small head office in Cramlington, Northumberland employs staff in finance, marketing, HR, and IT, amongst other roles. 

We currently have no vacancies in this team, but if you are interested in joining us, email your CV to

Bistro at the Distillery

Our on-site restaurant prides itself on using local produce and delivering honest and hearty flavours, with attentive and high-quality service. 

We are currently looking for:

A Sous Chef