North Yorkshire businesses collaborate to develop unique preserves set

Two North Yorkshire family businesses have collaborated to create a unique gift set of preserves.

Masham-based Rosebud Preserves has created a range of three products using Filey Bay single malt whisky from Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery at Hunmanby.

The Filey Bay Preserves Set was launched at St Nicholas Fair in York and comprises Tomato and Chilli Jam with Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Whisky; Blackberry and Sloe Jam with Filey Bay STR Finish Whisky and Seville Marmalade with Filey Bay Flagship Whisky. 

The new partnership brings together two well-known Yorkshire artisans, both passionate about quality and provenance.

Spirit of Yorkshire’s Marketing Director, Jenni Ashwood, worked with the team at Rosebud Preserves on recipe development: “We spent a lot of time perfecting the recipes to make the whisky shine through, and we’re delighted that our attention to detail has created preserves that are full of flavour. For example, we steeped the Seville orange rind in Filey Bay Flagship for the marmalade, and the result is a full-bodied, distinctive and deliciously unusual preserve.”

A true field-to-bottle distillery Spirit of Yorkshire is one of only a handful of distilleries that uses 100% homegrown barley to produce its single malt whisky.

The Filey Bay Preserves Set costs £19.50 and is available from the Spirit of Yorkshire distillery shop at Hunmanby and online at