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Living: Meet the Team – David


Meet David, Co-Founder and Managing Director.

Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?
A: Walking into the distillery every morning and seeing the team’s enthusiasm and dedication for everything we do. We could not do it without you.

Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?
A: Probably whisky not in bottles yet. Our maturing stock is surprising us every day, so the best is yet to come. I’m particularly excited about the single cask bottlings at cask strength. Love our Flagship too

Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?
A: Hibiki 17-Year-Old, Kavalan Fino 57.8% and 25-year-old Laphroaig at cask strength

Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?
A: Winston Churchill. He knew that whisky was the key to a better life—both at home and when he was fighting for his country. He famously said, “When I was a young subaltern in the South African War, the water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”

Q: Pick your favourite meal or piece of music to go with your favourite dram
A: Going Home Local Hero – Mark Knopfler. Both my sons were born to this track in the background and I’m pretty a dram of 25-year-old Laphroaig at cask strength was in hand not long after.

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