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Introducing Filey Bay Porter Cask Special Release

Our latest limited edition bottling is Filey Bay Porter Cask Special Release, which is our first UK release at 50% abv, a fruity and complex whisky with flavours of orange chocolate, roasted malt, baked apples and candied fruits. 

This is a Special Release with a fantastic lineage, from whisky to beer to whisky, using our skills as farmers, brewers and distillers.

A deliciously long process

The ex-PX and ex-Bourbon casks chosen for this release were originally filled in the spring and autumn of 2017. Disgorged years later the whisky from ex-PX casks formed our Sherry Cask Reserve #2 while the whisky from the ex-Bourbon casks was integrated into our Flagship System. From here they were then refilled with Wold Top Brewery’s ‘Marmalade Porter’ and tucked away on the farm to now mature the beer.

After holding the Porter for 14 months the casks were disgorged once more, the barrel-aged beer was bottled and kegged as ‘Ripcurl,’ and the casks refilled, this time with full term ex-Bourbon matured whisky from 2018. They went back into the warehouse again before the final disgorging and careful marrying created this very special release: Filey Bay Porter Cask.

“We have many special cask types in our warehouse, but few as special as these that reflect our expertise as farmers, brewers and distillers. You’ll find complex flavours in both the whisky and the beer as the rich chocolatey flavours of the porter have been deepened by our casks and the fruity flavours of our whisky have been elevated by the rich maltiness of the porter.

We spent many days at the marrying stage, ensuring that the balance of flavours and the bottling strength of 50% abv complemented each other, and we’re very pleased with both the whisky and the beer. The two stand alongside each other really well, and, although they both drink tremendously well on their own, it’s when they’re tasted side by side that they really sing,” - Whisky Director Joe Clark.

Limited to just 2,000 bottles, Filey Bay Porter Cask costs £80 with a tube, or £78 without a tube and is available online and from the distillery shop. 

Why do I now need to add a tube?

For a number of different reasons, we’re rethinking our approach to secondary packaging. You’ll notice some changes over the next year or so and this is our first step. If you feel like the tube is integral to your purchase, please feel free to add one on! If you’d probably be recycling or throwing it away in the near future, then we’d encourage you to think twice.

 

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