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Libby Barmby

Moscatel Batch #2 27/08/2021

Distilling: Why Batches?

The production of single malt whisky is varied and complex with almost an infinite number of variables coming together to create the flavour spectrum that we see across all the different single malt whiskies made around the world. By its very nature, single malt whisky is a special thing. Not just because of the care and attention employed in its production, the use of high-quality equipment, ingredients, casks and the skills of those making it, but through the process of maturation and the many years, it takes to create it.... Read More

Filey Bay STR and Peated Finish 12/08/2021

Enjoying: Filey Bay Cocktails

On the 31st of July, we celebrated our Distillery Virtual Open Day with talks, masterclasses, distillery tours and most importantly, whisky! Over the course of the day, we were live across Facebook and YouTube with over 3000 people joining in throughout the day. We were joined by Eddie Ludlow from The Whisky Lounge who was our host for the day alongside some very special guests. Out of all the sessions, our Filey Bay cocktails were a huge hit! The cocktail masterclass was held by team members Amy and Morgan who... Read More

Meet the Team - Diane 29/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Diane

You’ll recognise Diane as the cake lady behind the counter at the Pot Still Coffee Shop. Diane’s been with us since November 2018. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: My favourite part of my job is making cakes & seeing them disappear! Hopefully to customers & not just to staff! Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Moscatel Finish, Yorkshire Day and Second Release Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Jura Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous,... Read More

Meet the Team - Justyna 29/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Justyna

Justyna’s been part of the team since August 2020. You’ll find Justyna in the Pot Still Coffee Shop, the distillery shop or potentially even on a tour. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: Preparing delicious food and learning about how to make great tasting whisky Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Flagship, STR Finish and Moscatel Finish Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Jameson’s Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?A:... Read More

Meet the Team - Amy 22/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Amy

You’ll normally find Amy behind the coffee machine in the Pot Still Coffee Shop. Amy has worked with us now for two years. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: The tours, I enjoy teaching people about our field to bottle process Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Sherry Cask Reserve #1, Flagship, Moscatel Finish Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Auchentoshan Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?A: Tim Burton, my... Read More

Meet the Team - Naomi 15/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Naomi

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Naomi since May 2017. You’ll find Naomi in the cafe, on a tour or the smile behind the desk as you walk through the front door. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: Getting people excited about whisky and learning new things Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Filey Bay Flagship, Filey Bay Moscatel Finish and Distillery Project 002 Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: This totally depends on my mood but I am... Read More

Meet the Team - Chrissie 08/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Chrissie

The lovely Chrissie has been part of the team since the very beginning. Usually known as the queen of brownies! Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: Drinking whisky? And the amazing Spirit of Yorkshire family Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: STR finish, DP003 Maturing Malt and Flagship Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Lagavulin Distillers Edition Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?A: The legend that is David Attenborough Q:... Read More

Meet the Team - Libby 01/06/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Libby

Libby’s role within the distillery varies from marketing, events, the coffee shop and tours. She’s been part of the team since July 2018. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: The tasting events. Talking about whisky is one of my favourite things to do. Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: DP006 Maturing Malt, STR Finish, and the new Sherry Cask Reserve #1 Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Glenrothes 18-year-old PX sherry cask Q: If you could enjoy a dram with... Read More

Meet the Team - Nicola 25/05/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Nicola

Nicola is part of our production team, she’s been with us since December 2019. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: The people I work with are my favourite part Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: STR Finish, Moscatel Finish, Sherry Cask Reserve #1 Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?A: Brian Cox (the physicist) because hopefully, with the help of the... Read More

Filey Bay Peated Finish 21/05/2021

Distilling: Filey Bay Peated Finish

Peated whisky the who, why and wherefore… Peated whisky, whether you love it, or hate it there is no denying that it is one of the most traditional and iconic styles of whisky made in the world today. Many of the well known single malt whiskies from Scotland, in particular from the Western Isles, are heavily peated. One of the most common misconceptions within whisky as a whole is that peated whisky is peated because of the water used in production, a very well-established myth. However, the true origin of... Read More