The Lakes Distillery, near Bassenthwaite, is expected to open in December. Paul Currie has invested £5 million pounds in the distillery that will create 30 jobs.
He says the conditions are just right for producing whisky:
"We are taking water from the Derwent which analysis has shown is outstanding for whisky production. It'll also be perfect for our whisky and our gin. I think we've got every chance of production something as good if not better than anything in Scotland the conditions here are perfect"
It's thought that Whisky has not been made in Cumbria for 200 years and the idea is that people will want to visit the distillery for a tour as it will be five years until the first Whisky is ready for drinking.
Paul Currie expects to produce one million bottles of Whisky a year. He says it will be the biggest distillery in England by some margin.