Yorkshire malt whisky distillery and sister brewery release special bottlings

Distillers at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery have revealed details of their first Special Release of 2024.

Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery’s latest limited-edition bottling, Filey Bay Porter Cask Special Release, is a 50% abv fruity and complex whisky with flavours of orange chocolate, roasted malt, baked apples and candied fruits. 

The ex-PX Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks selected for the new whisky were originally filled in 2017. Disgorged years later, the whisky from the casks formed Sherry Cask Reserve #2 while the whisky from the ex-Bourbon casks was integrated into the Flagship system. From here, the casks were refilled with sister company Wold Top Brewery’s ‘Marmalade Porter’ to create Rip Curl barrel-aged beer and refilled with ex-Bourbon matured whisky from 2018. Filey Bay Porter Cask Special Release is the result of careful marrying of these casks.

Whisky Director Joe Clark: “We have many special cask types in our warehouse, but few as special as these that reflect our expertise as farmers, brewers and distillers.

“We spent many days at the marrying stage, ensuring that the balance of flavours and the bottling strength of 50% abv complemented each other, and we’re very pleased with both the whisky and the beer.”

Rip Curl, alc 8.5% vol, has complex fruity flavours from the dark, roasted, chocolate, and coffee flavours of the beer combined with the light, fruity, vanilla notes of Filey Bay. Barrel-aged for 15 months, it is the fourth in Wold Top’s Ebb & Flow series of beers and is available online at woldtopbrewery.co.uk and from selected independent retailers.

Limited to just 2000 bottles, Filey Bay Porter Cask costs £80 with a tube, or £78 without a tube and is available online at spiritofyorkshire.com, from the distillery shop and from specialist retailers nationwide.

For more information and to buy online visit: www.spiritofyorkshire.com