Yorkshire malt whisky distillery releases eagerly awaited special bottling

Joe Clarke sherry cask reserve

Distillers at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery have revealed details of their latest bottling.

For its penultimate release before Christmas, Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has launched limited edition bottles of Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4. 

The fourth of the distillery’s annual autumn Sherry Cask Reserve series is a marriage of ex-PX, ex-Moscatel and ex-Oloroso sherry hogsheads and butts from the warehouse, which creates a rich and complex whisky with flavours of dried fruits, black treacle, cranberry, cocoa, and cola sweets.

Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: “This year’s Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve shows a completely different side of our warehouse and is a complex marriage of casks built around some of our rarest stocks. It includes one of our most precious Oloroso sherry butts which was filled in the first autumn of our distillery’s production. It is incredibly rare and distinctly special, with its rich, warming flavours perfect for the winter months.”

Spirit of Yorkshire is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor and business partner, David Thompson. A true field-to-bottle distillery, it’s one of only a handful of distilleries that uses 100% homegrown barley to produce its single malt whisky, with many of their products winning international awards.  

Limited to just 2,000 bottles, Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4 costs £80 and is available online at spiritofyorkshire.com, from the distillery shop and from specialist retailers nationwide as well as at the York St. Nicholas’ Christmas Market now until 22nd December.