Distillery Tour & Deep Dive Tasting
Join us for a distillery tour with a difference, here at the home of Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky (every Friday afternoon at 3pm, and the second Saturday of each month at 2.30pm). Curated and conducted by our most experience guides, you’ll deep dive into the hows, whys and whats of making Filey Bay Single Malt Whisky, from field to bottle with 100% homegrown barley. All rounded off with a five-flight guided tasting.
Going deeper than our daily one-hour distillery tours, our Deep Dives are all about the nitty-gritty of how and why we’re making single malt whisky from field to bottle here in Hunmanby.
Run by only our most experienced guides, you’ll get chance to dig futher into the intricacies of our unusual and unique still configuration, created in consultation with the late, great Dr. Jim Swan.
These tours are all about the questions, conversations and discussions brought by you, so no two tours are ever the same. They’re always thought-provoking and fun, and totally different to anything else you could do on the Yorkshire Coast.
Why Dive Deep?
In these Friday deep dives, we’ll explore the finer details of the flavours and notes to be found within our Filey Bay whiskies. We’ll guide you through how to nose and taste like a pro, so you can experience each dram to its full potential. Discussion will be strongly encouraged!
The tasting session includes:
• A flight of 5 Drams (including something special you can only try at the distillery)
• Filey Bay goodies to take home with you.
Designated driver? No problem! Let the team know when you arrive and your flight of five whiskies will be packed up for you to enjoy at home.
So we set off on a “mystery trip”, now I’m not one for mystery trips so we set off and I was in a grumpy mood and was in pain. We turned on to the road to Hunmanby and I was definitely none the wiser. Just before we got there my darling wife asked me to close my eyes.
We arrived on a small but tidy industrial estate and entered the distillery. I was still quite grumpy but my interest was starting to peak as I had never been on a distillery tour before. It was beautifully clean and well presented with a wonderful array of whisky’s for sale. We were signposted upstairs to the start of the tour.
The tour was eye opening and informative, the smells were heavenly, and then the pièce de résistance the tasting of the whisky’s. I had entered single malt heaven. We were given three to sample and were allowed to sample any others from the range on the “try before you buy” basis. So we did and then we did (buy that is).
We then sauntered upstairs again to sample the delights of the café and we weren’t disappointed. We went for the sharing platter which was amply stocked with local cheeses and charcuterie. Oh and the pork pie on the side was to die for, also sourced from a local provider.
We will be going back again for more lovely food and to purchase more of their mighty fine whisky. I’ve also recommended this place to all my friends who the cycling fraternity as a blooming good cafe stop.
Please do to go as you won’t be disappointed.
Everyone over the age of 6 is welcome to join a tour. We cannot allow anyone under the age of 6 into the still house. Therefore they cannot join the tour. This includes babes-in-arms.
The stills are in action on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. However very occasionally, for technical reasons, there will be times when we are not distilling on those days.
We love our furry four legged friends however as we are a working distillery, we can only allow Assistance Dogs into the distillery building. This includes the distillery shop and the Pot Still Coffee Shop.
Our Daily Distillery Tours last 60 minutes (at 11, 1 and 3 everyday). The Distillery Deep Dive is 90 minutes. And our Brewery and Distillery Tours take around 3 hours.