The Spirit of Yorkshire

Hunmanby Grange 21/04/2022

Growing: Earth Day 2022

In celebration of Earth Day this year, over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be doing a number of pieces about what we’re doing to help the Earth here at Spirit of Yorkshire. We’ll be stripping our field to bottle process right back, expanding every step with substantial detail. Starting at the very beginning, this piece is an insight into the history of our farm. For us, at the home of Filey Bay Yorkshire single malt whisky, it’s about doing things properly. That’s why we’re obsessed with every... Read More

Join our Team 19/04/2022

Join our Team: Distillery Team Member

At the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in Hunmanby, we’re making the county’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay. As we grow, we’re looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and friendly person to join our wonderful team on a full-time basis helping us run our coffee shop and visitor attraction. The job role is varied and requires the right candidate to be flexible and versatile. Typical day-to-day duties include working in our coffee shop preparing food and drinks, greeting customers with a smile, conducting distillery tours, serving customers in our distillery shop... Read More

David and Joe from Filey Bay Whisky, holding three of the IWSC medal winning whiskies. 17/03/2022

Distilling: IWSC Awards 2022

We’re celebrating after eight of our whiskies won medals at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022. The medal haul included three silver and five bronze medals. Silver medal winning spirits are typically described as ‘an accomplished spirit with good balance, strong character and good complexity. A classic example of its style or variety.’ ‘The IWSC is judged by 85 experienced sommeliers, distillers, vintners and distributors. These medals are great accolades and a timely reminder of why we’re doing what we’re doing: making world-class field to bottle whisky using... Read More

Filey Bay IPA Finish 12/01/2022

Distilling: Filey Bay IPA Finish

We love whisky and beer, which should come as no surprise to anyone reading this. We always get excited about a new release, but this one, in particular, is something really very special and completely unique. A release that takes our field to bottle whisky another step forward and flavours wise takes our whisky in a really exciting and different direction. Following the release of Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky in 2019, there hasn’t been a bottling as highly anticipated by the distillery team as this release. “Single malt whisky... Read More

Filey Bay in America 22/12/2021

Enjoying: Filey Bay in America

It’s official, Filey Bay, Yorkshire single malt whisky will be available in the United States of America at the start of 2022. We’re excited to say that our whisky will be distributed across 48 states within the US. It’s a privilege to be working with ImpEx Beverages as our importer. Something that really shines through with ImpEx, is their passion and commitment to the distilleries they are working with. ImpEx Beverages imports Whisky, Gin, Rum, and Mezcal from all over the world, now including Yorkshire! Very early on Thursday morning... Read More

Joe at Liverpool Whisky Festival 22/12/2021

Living: 2021 Whisky Festivals, Joe’s Version

Having over 18 months off from shows and events since we launched our whisky in late 2019, was very strange, to say the least. Being back out really has been great, on every level, not just for the brand we have built, but the customers we have finally had a chance to meet and our team too. One of the best parts of being back out there in whisky shows has been seeing our fans in the flesh. Despite being replicated ‘virtually’ throughout 2020, hearing the comments and watching the... Read More

22/12/2021

Living: 2021 Whisky Festivals, Amy’s Version

Working in a small and independent Distillery you get to experience all aspects of making whisky. Some fun, like smelling the casks before they’ve been filled with new make spirit, some a little less so. But the part of working at the Spirit Of Yorkshire Distillery I enjoy the most is getting out and sharing our whisky and our story. Flavour and drinks are things I have always been interested in, so when the opportunity to work in a distillery came up, I knew I wanted to be part of... Read More

2021 Festivals - Morgan's Version 21/12/2021

Living: 2021 Whisky Events, Morgan’s version

For me, the events and tastings I’ve enjoyed the most this year are with our retailers, restaurants and bars. I attended The Whisky Lounge York festival and honestly loved every minute, but when working with our trade customers there is more variance in the events. Here are a few examples this year… The Whisky Shop tasting, YorkFiley Bay whisky has been listed in The Whisky Shop, York since July and throughout we’d discussed a ticketed tasting event there. Obviously, with restrictions in place, we had to postpone and postpone until... Read More

2021 Festivals - David's Version 21/12/2021

Living: 2021 International Whisky Festivals, David’s version

Whilst the team have been here, there and everywhere with our whisky this year, I’ve had the pleasure of pouring Filey Bay whisky in Poland, Germany and Italy. First up, in Poland was Whisky Live Warsaw. Held at an old vodka distillery site, over two days with three sessions per day, we welcomed around 4000 people in total! Our importer Jarek Buss and his son Rafal organised the event and were over the moon to be out in the whisky world again after the lockdown. It was especially great to... Read More

2021 Festivals - Libby's Version 21/12/2021

Living: 2021 Whisky Festivals, Libby’s Version

The first time I stood in front of a crowd to talk about whisky, I knew that it definitely wasn’t going to be the last. Anyone who knows me can confirm I like to chat and by coincidence, my favourite thing about the whisky industry is the conversation. The best place for said conversation is whisky festivals… I attended two whisky festivals towards the end of 2019, York and Manchester. This little taster definitely got me hooked, ready and raring to go for a year of festivals in 2020, which... Read More