The Spirit of Yorkshire

Single Cask Release 05/03/2021

Distilling: Yorkshire’s First Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Releases.

Distilled and filled in 2017, these two sherry hogshead casks have been maturing in our warehouse ever since and are tasting fantastic! With a yield of only 296 bottles from one cask and 291 from the other, they are our first ever single cask single malt whisky bottlings and very rare and special. “From the day these casks were filled, we always knew they would be special. We’ve kept a very close eye on them over the years waiting patiently for the spirit to come of age, knowing after annual... Read More

Filey Bay Tasting Experience 13/02/2021

Enjoying: Filey Bay Tasting Experience

New to Filey Bay whisky? Filey Bay is the first single malt whisky to be made in and of Yorkshire. Spirit of Yorkshire is a field to bottle distillery which means we are amongst the handful of distilleries across the world who can rewind the whisky in your glass right back to the field the barley was grown in. From the beginning, we knew we wanted to share the experience of Yorkshire whisky far and wide. With the release of our Filey Bay Tasting Experience, we believe it can do... Read More

25/01/2021
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Living: ‘Distillery Diaries’ – Spirit of Yorkshire Blue

In times like these, looking back and appreciating memories is something to pass the time. Here’s a little story of ours about our distinctive Spirit of Yorkshire blue from our Managing Director, David Thompson. From the beginning, we knew we wanted to share the distillery with the public. Therefore, a lot of time and effort went into ensuring the distillery and the Pot Still Coffee Shop were ready for the occasion. Because copper is such a beautiful colour we really wanted to show off our Forsyth pot stills; we wanted... Read More

Glass of Yorkshire Whisky 21/01/2021

Enjoying: Burns Night

We’re celebrating Burns Night a little differently this year, here’s how. Whisky and Burns Night go hand in hand as the famous poet was known for his love of a ‘wee dram’. For the past two years, we’ve hosted a sell-out Burns Night here at the distillery but obviously, that’s had to be paused this year. However, to ensure we or our customers don’t miss out on the celebration, we thought we’d share all the necessities with you to host your very own Spirit of Yorkshire Burns Night at home.... Read More

Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #1 on the beach! 31/12/2020

Living: our creative partners

The end of the year, especially a year like this one, is the perfect time to say thank you. It’s not easy looking as good as we do (!) and there are many people who help make it happen. Design and detail. We love how our bottles and other elements look and that is down to our brilliant team The Collaborators. From Filey Bay, to our new Cream Liqueur, they really ‘get’ our ethos and spirit. Away from the bottle, Grace at Abell Design has created us a stunning new... Read More

Two drams of Filey Bay Flagship Single Malt Whisky, by the stills 27/12/2020

Living: 2020 in numbers for the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery & Filey Bay Whisky

It’s been an odd year, to say the least, with the Pot Still Coffee Shop closed and Tours paused for nearly 6 months on and off. Despite everything though, we’ve continued to be overwhelmed by the community around the distillery, from our cask owners to our customers to our suppliers, big and small. So thank you very much for all your clicks, comments, purchases, visits, coffees and cakes. We’ve loved seeing you all at the distillery when it’s been possible, or on our screens when it hasn’t!  In 2020 we... Read More

Whisky Pastrami Salmon 23/12/2020

Enjoying: Filey Bay Whisky Salmon Pastrami, Celeriac Slaw and Crispy Oyster

By James Mackenzie, Chef/Owner of the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass, South Dalton Stage 1 Ingredients: 1-2kg piece of fresh salmon fillet, or if in season, fresh Filey Bay-caught sea trout, skinned and pin boned. 75g Salt                                                                       110g Sugar                                                                  ¼ tsp Black Peppercorn                      ¼ tsp Coriander Seeds 150ml Filey Bay Whisky Method: Grind/ Blitz the dry ingredients together, mix in the whisky and coat the salmon with the mixture. Vacuum pack or tightly wrap in cling film, place in a deep tray in the fridge to cure for about 24 hours... Read More

Newspaper clipping from the 1990s which discusses Tom and Gill Mellor winning planning permission for wind turbines at Hunmanby Grange, the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Farm. 06/09/2020

Growing: Wind Power

We’ve talked before about our direct drilling trial which we’re aiming to harvest this weekend but that’s not the only way that we work with natural resources to sustainably make our Filey Bay single malt whisky and the beer at Wold Top Brewery. Co-founder Tom’s long been an advocate of wind power and pushing for sustainable farming methods. That’s the thing about being up on a hill just in-land from the north sea… it’s a fairly rare day when it’s not blowing! He first applied for, and won, planning permission... Read More

Filey Day Yorkshire Day 2020 single malt whisky paired with Shepherd Purse's Yorkshire Blue cheese in the sunshine atop Ingleborough 04/09/2020

Enjoying: Field to Bottle to… mountain?!

We have some very dedicated friends of the distillery! Recently our bottles have been to the top of the three Yorkshire Peaks alongside cheese pairings from one of our local favourites Shepherds Purse (thanks Matt, that’s dedication) and on Yorkshire Day, Chris ran a bottle of Filey Bay STR Finish to the top of Scafell Pike. Where next…?! 

Le Chameau boots with a bottle of Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Single Malt Whisky 01/09/2020
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Living: Partnering with Le Chameau

Any countryside dweller will tell you that not all wellies are made equal. There’s nothing worse than confidently striding through a puddle on a lane, or walking through the shallows on the beach, and feeling that awful sensation of a wet sock. Or strolling round a muddy farm show and finding that your boots are rubbing and your feet hurt for a week afterwards… It’s even more important on the farm or in the still house. You want boots that are comfy, breathable and that don’t ruin your soles (and... Read More