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Libby Barmby

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

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

Filey Bay Flagship Single Malt Bottles 14/12/2021

Distilling: Filey Bay Whisky Flavour Breakdown

As the world of whisky continues to grow, the task of gifting the perfect bottle becomes particularly tricky, especially if don’t drink the spirit yourself (yet!) To make things a little bit easier, here’s a quick and handy guide to our range based on flavour profiles. Flagship: Light and fruity.Our bourbon-led Filey Bay Flagship will be an instant hit with every type of whisky drinker. Full of flavour and depth but never overpowering, it’s the true taste of our distillery. Moscatel Finish: Soft and warming.Light and soft with layers of... Read More

STR Finish Batch #2 08/12/2021

Distilling: Filey Bay STR Finish Batch #2

Since its launch in July 2020, Filey Bay STR Finish has become a big favourite of the team and customers alike. Scooping up a medal or two at competitions, which is always great to see. However, the best recognition for any whisky, we believe is repeated purchases. There really is no better testament to what you’re making when someone finishes a bottle and wants to buy it again. Something we have seen a lot with this release. As with the original batch, a primary maturation in bourbon casks has softened... Read More

Sherry Cask Reserve #2 21/10/2021

Distilling: Filey Bay Special Release – Sherry Cask Reserve #2

Falling leaves and cold, dark evenings call for a rich and spicy single malt whisky, and we have something very special for you this autumn. Back in 2017, we laid down a number of first-fill Pedro Ximenez (PX) sherry hogshead casks (sourced directly from Spain) and they’ve been quietly maturing in our warehouse here on the Yorkshire Coast ever since. After inspection by Whisky Director, Joe Clark, the full-term spirit inside was tasting perfect for an autumn release so we chose a select few to create our latest Special Release,... Read More

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