The Spirit of Yorkshire

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


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

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


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