Welcome to The Lakes Archive Auction
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The Lakes Archive Auction is now closed.

We're opening the doors of our private whisky archive and invite you to join us as we celebrate Galaxia, and all that has come before…

From our playful, flavour-packed limited Editions to the sherry-led Whiskymaker's Reserve, if there’s a Lakes single malt you thought you'd never experience again, we are offering you the opportunity to bid for it in a special auction that begins on 6 June. 

We have made a single bottle available of the sold out, or hardest to find, releases in the Reserve and Editions series, including rare bottlings of Le Gouter, Milky Way, Voyage, and The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1, from as early as 2019.

With no buyer fees, reserves, or postage costs, and 10% of all proceeds donated to our charity partner, The Lake District Foundation, the auction will celebrate Galaxia with a trip down memory lane.


We kindly ask you to read the T&Cs below before participating in the auction.

Terms & Conditions


The auction will start at 12.00 noon on Thursday 6 June.

It will end at 8.00pm on Sunday 16 June.

Making a bid

You will need to log into your Lakes Distillery online account to make a bid.

In order for bids to be verified, a valid UK address must be provided on your online account within 48 hours of making a bid or 48 hours before the end of the auction, whichever is sooner. Any bids from an account without a valid UK address will be automatically removed.

Telephone bids will not be accepted.

You will receive a notification when your bid is placed. Check your junk email for notifications which will come from the auction software provider.

Bids cannot be withdrawn and are legally binding.

You cannot bid twice in a row on the same item.

The auction is strictly limited to over 18s.

Minimum & maximum bids

All auction items will begin at £10.

There is a minimum bid of £10 for each new bid placed.

There is no maximum for a single bid. We request that you are careful in placing your bid, as bids cannot be withdrawn.

We have not set a maximum 'ceiling price' of a single item.

Being outbid

You will receive an automatic notification if you are outbid. Please check your junk email for notifications which will come from the auction software provider.

Reserve pricing

There is no reserve price on any items.

Winning bids

At the end of the auction, the highest bidder will receive an automatic email to finalise their purchase.

Using the bespoke link in the email, the winner will follow the checkout process online, enter their payment details and their delivery address.

Bids are legally binding. The final price to pay will be based on the winner's final & highest bid.

Payment from the winner must be completed within 48hrs of the auction closing.

If, after 48hrs, no payment is made, the winner's final bid will be cancelled.

All bids are anonymous to other users.

Discount codes do not apply to any auction items.


The Lakes Charity Archive Auction is open to UK delivery addresses only.

Delivery options:

Click & Collect - you can pick up your item from the distillery instore after 3 working days. This is a little longer than our usual timeframe to allow us to prepare the final archive auction products. We will contact you when your item is ready to collect.

Standard Delivery - archive auction items will be dispatched within 2-3 working days of purchase completion. This is a little longer than our usual timeframe to allow us to prepare the final archive auction products. You will receive a notification from DPD when your item is in transit.

International customers

Please note this auction is for delivery to UK addresses only and we cannot ship to international addresses.

The Lake District Foundation

Working toward a common goal, we partnered with the Lake District Foundation in 2021 to offer an annual programme of grants to environmentally focused charities, local groups and community interest companies.

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