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Yorkshire Whisky

Join Our Team: Marketing Manager

We’re looking for a Marketing Manager to help us tell the world about our award-winning whisky and distillery. You’ll need to be focused, organised and have a flair for thinking strategically and creatively. We’re Yorkshire’s first ever single malt whisky distillery and we have a grand ambition: to be one of the world’s best whiskies. And it’s all made right here on the Yorkshire Coast, from field to bottle. We’re a small team and you’ll be sat with and working alongside everyone, from the whisky director to the tour guides.... Read More

01/08/2022

Distilling: The Global Spirits Masters Results

We’re kicking off August with some incredible results from the Global Spirits Masters competition. Since 2008, this competition has been rating and rewarding quality in the spirits industry providing worldwide brands with medals to give them a certain level of shine in such a crowded market. In partnership with The Spirits Business, the results reach more than 50,000 international spirits professionals. The medals that can be awarded are Silver and Gold and the ‘truly outstanding spirits’ can be awarded a Masters medal. We’re incredibly delighted to say that each of... Read More

Booths 175th Anniversary 12/06/2022

Distilling: Booths 175th Anniversary Filey Bay Single Cask #175

Booths have been selecting and stocking Filey Bay ever since the First Release in 2019. With their focus on quality and supporting northern producers, we’re always proud to see our bottles on their shelves whenever we head a bit further west.  175th Anniversary 2022 marks 175th Anniversary since the original Edwin Booth opened his first store and we were honoured to be asked to select a cask for a whisky to mark this special occasion. Finding the perfect caskCask selection for all Filey Bay whiskies and single cask releases is... Read More

David and Joe from Filey Bay Whisky, holding three of the IWSC medal winning whiskies. 17/03/2022

Distilling: IWSC Awards 2022

We’re celebrating after eight of our whiskies won medals at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022. The medal haul included three silver and five bronze medals. Silver medal winning spirits are typically described as ‘an accomplished spirit with good balance, strong character and good complexity. A classic example of its style or variety.’ ‘The IWSC is judged by 85 experienced sommeliers, distillers, vintners and distributors. These medals are great accolades and a timely reminder of why we’re doing what we’re doing: making world-class field to bottle whisky using... Read More

22/12/2021

Living: 2021 Whisky Festivals, Amy’s Version

Working in a small and independent Distillery you get to experience all aspects of making whisky. Some fun, like smelling the casks before they’ve been filled with new make spirit, some a little less so. But the part of working at the Spirit Of Yorkshire Distillery I enjoy the most is getting out and sharing our whisky and our story. Flavour and drinks are things I have always been interested in, so when the opportunity to work in a distillery came up, I knew I wanted to be part 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

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

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

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