Yorkshire distillery launches new single malt whisky

The team at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery have released their latest bottling.

Hunmanby based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery launched Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Batch #2, a single malt whisky that has been aged in bourbon casks and ‘finished’ in Moscatel sherry casks.

Following the launch of Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Batch #1 in March 2020 which was awarded a gold medal at this year’s World Whisky Awards, the latest release has benefitted from an additional 18 months in the casks that previously held Moscatel sherry for a decade before being used for whisky maturation.

Joe Clark, Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky Director said: “In true evolutionary fashion, the extra time this whisky has spent in cask has encouraged a more rounded and mellow dram whilst retaining our soft and sweet signature style.

“Batch #2 is a more complex whisky with more fruit and sweet spices than Batch #1 and a richer mouthfeel. It’s soft, sweet and fruity with flavours of orange, honey, dried fruits and cocoa.” 

Spirit of Yorkshire is one of only a handful of distilleries that grows their own barley for whisky production and is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor and business partner, David Thompson who added: “The release of Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Batch #2 is a great insight for what is to come as our whisky continues to mature. It’s exciting to see the progression of flavours the spirit has received from the casks with age on its side.”

The release comes ahead of the team celebrating being awarded two-stars at this year’s Great Taste awards for Filey Bay Moscatel Finish and a further one-star each for their Filey Bay Flagship and Spirit of Yorkshire Cream Liqueur.

Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, The Great Taste awards are the largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme and seek to support and promote food and drink producers of all sizes and give food lovers in the UK and overseas reliable recommendations for great tasting food.

Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Batch #2, is 46% ABV costs £60 and is available from the distillery shop, online and from selected specialist retailers nationwide. 

For more information visit www.spiritofyorkshire.com