The Spirit of Yorkshire

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

Direct drilled winter malting, flourishing in the winter sun on the Spirit of Yorkshire farm this week 10/11/2021

Growing: Whisky Is Agriculture

Yesterday, we woke up to hear Farming Today talking about minimum and no-till farming. Jenni, Tom and Kate then headed off to a local AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) meeting all about Regenerative Agriculture. It’s a popular topic at the moment and it’s one that we’re leading the way on. This year, we’re planting all our barley using our direct drill and not cultivating the fields, as well as a large proportion of our wheat too.In a nutshell, this means that we don’t disturb the ground at all when... 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 STR and Peated Finish 12/08/2021

Enjoying: Filey Bay Cocktails

On the 31st of July, we celebrated our Distillery Virtual Open Day with talks, masterclasses, distillery tours and most importantly, whisky! Over the course of the day, we were live across Facebook and YouTube with over 3000 people joining in throughout the day. We were joined by Eddie Ludlow from The Whisky Lounge who was our host for the day alongside some very special guests. Out of all the sessions, our Filey Bay cocktails were a huge hit! The cocktail masterclass was held by team members Amy and Morgan who... 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