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Spirit of Yorkshire

Come and join us here at Spirit of Yorkshire, home of Filey Bay Whisky. We'd love to show you around our distillery so you can see how we're making Yorkshire's first single malt.

Learn from Experts

Our tour guides will walk you through the still house, detailing the process behind our single malt whisky.

Taste our Whisky

Explore the finer details of the flavours and notes to be found within our Filey Bay whiskies.

From field to bottle

See for yourself how we're making whisky like no-one else; here on the Yorkshire Coast.


Distillery Tours

See the distillery the way that suits you best. We have Daily Distillery Tours (at 11, 1 and 3), a joint tour with our sister brewery, or for those who always want to know more, try our weekly Deep Dive every Friday and selected Saturdays. Want to book for a large group? Great! Give us a call on 01723 891758.



Our expert guides will tell you all about this age-old, hands-on process that is part science, part patience and part instinct. You'll also get the chance to taste some of our latest releases and perhaps even a fresh cask sample.

Live Music

Distillery Sessions

Six times a year we host the best local live music here at the distillery. From singer-songwriters to six-piece bands, our Distillery Sessions are always loud, extremely fun and have everyone singing along and often dancing too! The team create a different menu for each gig, to complement the music and the time of year. The often sell out in advance so keep an eye on our events diary below to see what's coming up next.

The last Saturday of every other month (Feb, April, June, August, October, December). Next up Carrie Martin, 24th June 2023.


Distillery Tour

  • 3 Hours
  • £25.00

Distillery Tour

Deep Dive Tasting

  • 1 Hour 45 Mins
  • £30.00

one hour

Distillery Tour

  • 1 Hour
  • £15.00



Overlooking the stills at the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, we serve breakfast, lunch, cakes and Afternoon Tea, all made in-house by our brilliant team.

Dates for the Diary

2 June 2023
Sutherlands Wee Bottle Shop Tasting Evening, Hull
3 June 2023
Wold Top Brewery Open Day, Hunmanby
8 June 2023
Ann et Vin Tasting Evening, Newark
9 June 2023
Cambridge Wine Merchants (Kings Parade) Tasting Evening, Cambridge
15 June 2023
Sandhams Wine Merchants Tasting Evening, Market Rasen
17 June 2023
Harvey Nichol's, Leeds, Barrel Top
17 June 2023
Fountains Abbey, Barrel Top Tasting, Ripon
18 June 2023
Castle Howard, Barrel Top Tasting (Classic Car weekend), Malton
24 June 2023
Distillery Sessions Carrie Martin, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
6 July 2023
Harvey Nichols, Leeds Ticketed Tasting Evening
8 July 2023
Harvey Nichols, Manchester, Ticketed Tasting Evening
11 July 2023
Puffin Rooms, Liverpool, Ticketed Tasting Evening
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
12 July 2023
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
13 July 2023
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
Welbeck Farm Shop, Worksop, Ticketed Tasting Evening
14 July 2023
Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
Wold Top Big Sky Festival
15 July 2023
Wold Top Big Sky Festival
19 July 2023
Driffield Show
21 July 2023
Blackfriars, Newcastle Whisky & Cheese Pairing Evening
22 July 2023
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
23 May 2023
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
27 July 2023
Roberts & Speight, Beverley, Ticketed Tasting Evening
29 July 2023
Distillery Open Day 2023

What Our Customers Say


A Great Day Out

We had a fabulous and very interesting tour of the distillery. The guide was very informative and knew all aspects of the process. During the tasting time the guide was very knowledgeable about what to expect from each of the three samples she provided. Our visit was finished off perfectly by a relaxing and delicious meal in the distillery cafe and a look around the shop. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in North Yorkshire.
- TripAdvisor

Outstanding: do not miss the opportunity to visit

We did the brilliant distillery tour with our excellent guide Courtney, then had an afternoon tea in the ‘Pot Still’: both parts were absolutely outstanding. We recommend that you do not miss the chance to visit SoY
- TripAdvisor

Distillery Tour

It was a very interesting tour , the young girl was very knowledgeable and answered every question anyone asked ,the tour was around an hour and a half , then testing of the whiskeys was available . anyone who was driving was given 3 miniature bottles to test at home , and a beautiful little glass exclusive to the distillery was given , these cannot be bought so need to be treasured , would recommend to anyone , after the tour they have a lovely tearoom selling home cooking and baking got to be tried booking advisable.
- TripAdvisor

Great experience

I’m not generally a whiskey drinker I went with my father inlaw as i bought him the tour as a gift and we both loved it. Didn’t stop talking about it all day! Was fantastic!
- TripAdvisor


When will my whisky be delivered?

Our deliveries are made during business hours, Monday-Saturday, and will be delivered within 2-3 working days. You will receive email and/or SMS notifications too.

How do I qualify for free delivery?

When you spend £100 or more, free postage will automatically be applied to your basket (UK Mainland only).

Can I click and collect my order?

Absolutely! Select ‘Collect in Store’ as a delivery option at checkout. You’ll receive an email when it’s ready for you to collect from the distillery.

How do I know if this whisky is for me?

Buying online makes it tricky to try – we get that! Each product page has tasting notes and illustrations to help you understand the Filey Bay flavour profiles. If you’d like to try in person and you’re in Yorkshire, head to the distillery for a tour or to try the whiskies the distillery shop. Further afield? Head to our Stockists page to find your local retailer, and head there to have a taste!

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