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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

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

Join our Team 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