The Spirit of Yorkshire

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

Meet the Team - Claire 18/05/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Claire

Claire is our front of house manager, meaning she’s the smile you see as you walk through the door. Claire became part of the team in July 2019. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: I enjoy all aspects of my role at the distillery Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Sherry Cask Reserve #1, Filey Bay Moscatel finish and Filey Bay Second Release Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: The Macallan Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone... Read More

Meet the Team - Dom 11/05/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Dom

Meet Dom. Dom is a crucial part of our production team as our head distiller. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: Unloading 200 bourbon casks out the back of a container in the Summer Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases?A: Distillery Projects 001, Filey Bay First Release, Yorkshire Day 2020 Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay?A: Highland Park 18 Year Old Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone famous, who would it be and why?A: Swami John Reis.... Read More

Meet the Team - India 04/05/2021

Living: Meet the Team – India

India has been part of the team since the very beginning. Her main role within the distillery is the office manager however you could also catch her in the distillery helping with production, or even in the cafe on a busy day! Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery? A: My role is incredibly varied but the part I enjoy the most is working with the numbers. Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases? A: Maturing Malt 001, Filey Bay Moscatel Finish, Sherry... Read More

Meet the Team - Jenni 27/04/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Jenni

Jenni is part of our office team here as the Marketing Director. Maintaining within the action, you may recognise Jenni from our tasting events. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery? A: Seeing and discussing all the design and packaging creative work as it goes from an idea to a final finished bottle (or tasting set) on the shelf or behind a bar Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases? A: Filey Bay First Release, Distillery Projects 005 and the Cream Liqueur Q:... Read More

Meet the Team - Joe 20/04/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Joe

Meet Joe, our Whisky Director. Joe’s the guy that picks which of our casks make up each bottle of Filey Bay single malt whisky. You can find Joe in the office, the distillery and at our events but mainly, he’s up in the warehouse, right at the heart of our whisky! Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery?A: Not easy to answer, think I can narrow this down to two things. 1) Cask selection and making sure that our whisky and all our releases taste as... Read More

Meet the Team - Tom 13/04/2021

Living: Meet the Team – Tom

Meet Co-founder and Director, Tom. Tom is a third-generation farmer up at our farm Hunmanby Grange, where you’ll find our sister company, Wold Top Brewery. Q: What’s your favourite part of your role at the distillery? A: Growing and supplying the major raw material Barley with a bit of problem-solving along the way Q: Name your top 3 favourite Spirit of Yorkshire releases? A: Maturing Malt 003, Flagship and STR finish Q: Your favourite whisky, excluding Filey Bay? A: Auchentoshan Heartwood Q: If you could enjoy a dram with someone... Read More

Meet the Team - David 06/04/2021

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:... Read More

Filey Bay whisky on a bike ride. 02/04/2021

Living: Cyclist Cafe of the Year 2020 Nominee!

We’re delighted to announce we were one of more than 250 cafe’s nominated in Cycling UK’s Cyclist Cafe of the Year 2020! These awards were established to encourage cyclists from around the UK to recognise the many cafes offering not only the best welcome to riders but also, outstanding coffee and cake. During what was a tough year for the hospitality industry, the public submitted more than 2,000 nominations, a record number. In recognition of this award, we received a nominee’s sticker that has now proudly taken its place on... Read More

17/03/2021

Growing: Yorkshire Rye Whisky

For the first time ever, this year a rye new make spirit flowed from our still destined to be the county’s first rye whisky. But what is rye whisky? And when you’re already making amazing single malt whisky, why even bother to use a different grain? The answer is simply for flavour. Rye whisky (when made well, with care and attention) can be superb to drink, rich, spicy and very different to the light and fruity style of malt whisky we make. Rye is a very historic grain and was... Read More