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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 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

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

Single Cask Release 05/03/2021

Distilling: Yorkshire’s First Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Releases.

Distilled and filled in 2017, these two sherry hogshead casks have been maturing in our warehouse ever since and are tasting fantastic! With a yield of only 296 bottles from one cask and 291 from the other, they are our first ever single cask single malt whisky bottlings and very rare and special. “From the day these casks were filled, we always knew they would be special. We’ve kept a very close eye on them over the years waiting patiently for the spirit to come of age, knowing after annual... Read More

Brewer Andrew fills ex-Filey Bay Whisky Casks with a specially brewed beer for our second barrel aged beer with the Wold Top Brewery 28/08/2020

Distilling: Ebb and Flow Barrel Aged Beer 2020

Barrel aged beers are a thing of beauty and last year we collaborated with our sister company, The Wold Top Brewery, to release ‘Swell.’  Alex and the team at Wold Top brewed a special recipe, designed to complement the flavours of the casks used for our Maturing Malt Distillery Projects 003 (which was awarded 95/100 by Jim Murray in this year’s whisky bible). The result was the deliciously dark and rich ‘Swell,’ the first in our Ebb and Flow barrel aged series, which came in at 12% and was full... Read More

Presenting Filey Bay First Release Bottle No. 1 from the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery 13/01/2020

Distilling: Bottle No. 1

Bottle No. 1 from any distillery is always very special. Some distilleries auction them off, some keep hold of them, some are probably much too old to remember their first bottle!  We decided to run a competition for ours. Purchasing a limited edition and entering the special code within entered you into the draw to win the first ever bottle from Yorkshire’s first ever distillery. We had hundreds of entries and in mid-November we drew the winning name using a random number generator.  The winner was John, from a village... Read More