The team at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery are celebrating after being shortlisted for a regional tourism award.
Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery reached the final in the ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’ category in the Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards 2022.
A collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor and business partner, David Thompson, Spirit of Yorkshire fired up the stills at their distillery in the coastal village of Hunmanby in 2016, going on to launch Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky in 2019 and picking up a number of prestigious industry awards along the way.
Spirit of Yorkshire’s MD, David Thompson: “As a five-year-old business, we’re highly delighted to be in the final alongside such well-established and respected tourist destinations.”
The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds on 5th December.