Evolution Dinner FAQs

A never-to-be-repeated tasting experience, The Whiskymaker's Reserve Evolution Dinner is a unique opportunity to taste every evolution in the series alongside a special tasting menu at our home.

Due to the nature of this exclusive event, we have answered a number of frequently asked questions below.

When are the events?

Held across two evenings at the distillery, The Whiskymaker's Evolution Dinner event will be held on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 September.

Please note, this event is for over 18s only.

What is the expected running order?

Join us from 6.30pm, where on arrival you will be served with a signature cocktail before dinner service commences at 7pm.

Alongside your delectable seven-course tasting menu, you will get the once-only opportunity to taste every evolution in The Whiskymaker's Reserve series under the guidance of a Lakes expert.

We will present you with The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.7 hamper signed by Dhavall Gandhi on departure, with the shop opening late for this special occasion. We anticipate each evening closing at around 10:30pm.

What's the menu?

A seven-course tasting menu has been designed to our chefs to complement the flavour evolution journey of The Whiskymaker's Reserve series.

You can view the full menu here. Please note it is subject to change with the supply of seasonal ingredients. A vegetarian option will be available on request. Due to the nature of the set menu, we kindly request that we are notified of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. You will be contacted in the week prior to the event to discuss any special requirements, however we cannot guarantee the absence of allergen traces in our menus. 

Visit  the link below to access the menu. Please note it is subject to change with the supply of seasonal ingredients. A vegetarian option will be available on request.

Due to the nature of the set menu, we kindly request that we are notified of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. You will be contacted in the week prior to the event to discuss any special requirements, however we cannot guarantee the absence of allergen traces in our menus. 

Will there be any more dates released due to demand?

Tickets for these evenings will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and there will be no more tickets or additional events released.

Will I be able to purchase The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.7?

As well as being one of the first to taste the finale in the series, you will receive a hand-signed bottle of The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.7 in a gift set, a week before its nationwide release.

The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.7 will not be available to purchase in the shop before its launch day on Thursday 28 September.

Can you recommend any nearby accommodation?

We are delighted to recommend staying at one of our local hotel partners. Please book directly with the provider.

Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite

The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite

The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

What are my transport options?

Due to the nature of the event, a designated driver or pre-booked onward travel should be arranged. We recommend pre-booking with a local taxi firm due to the location of the distillery. Walking after sunset, even to nearby accommodation, is inadvisable due to narrow country lanes.

Local taxis for Cockermouth and Keswick are busy on weekend evenings, and calling for a ride at short notice is likely to be difficult. 

We recommend calling one of the following taxi companies to pre-book:

Cockermouth Cabs 07979080263

Cockermouth Taxis 01900 826649

Davies Taxis (Keswick) 017687 72676

If you have any other questions or queries about The Whiskymaker's Evolution Dinner, then contact one of our team at events@lakesdistillery.com or call us on 017687 88850.