An evening with Chris Pateman, UK Ambassador for The Lakes Distillery

Join Chris Pateman, UK Ambassador from The Lakes Distillery for a Whisky Tasting you won't want to miss.

The tasting will take us on a journey through The Lakes Distillery’s range of Single Malt & Blended Whiskies, including the latest Whiskymakers Edition release.


After graduating university in 2011, Chris found a passion for whisky whilst managing whisky shops and has since worked for brands such as Bruichladdich, before joining The Lakes Distillery in 2016.

Chris’ role at The Lakes is to work in conjunction with Specialist Whisky & Wine Retailer throughout the UK.


The Lakes Distillery first began distilling whisky in heart of the Lake District in 2014 with the aim of becoming a Global Luxury Single Malt Whisky Brand.

The Lakes Single Malt is wood-forward, the distillery focuses its energies on trying to manipulate as much flavour, character & subtleties from the casks as possible.

With an extensive cask selection programme & blending philosophy (build upon the process of Elevage, found in Cognac production), the Whiskymaker aims to harness the flavour & character found in Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez casks.

The Whiskymaker’s expertise in sherry casks has shaped whiskymaking at the Lakes, where, contrary to most contemporary distilleries’ use of ex-bourbon casks, 80-90% of our spirit is filled into different types of ex-sherry cask to produce complex, bold and characterful whiskies.

Event Date: 11/03/2022

Event Time: 18:30 - 23:00

Location: Still Spirit, Udny, Ellon, AB41 7PR