The team at Yorkshire’s first malt whisky distillery has launched the last in the first series of Maturing Malts ahead of the first bottling of its premium single malt whisky in 2019.
Sprit of Yorkshire’s Distillery Projects 004 is a limited edition Maturing Malt and offers a taste of the maturing casks at the Hunmanby, North Yorkshire distillery.
The fourth expression of the distillery’s collectible spirits, DP004 is described as being ‘elegant, fruity and aromatic with notes of salted caramel, crème brûlée, toffee apple, honey roasted nuts, orange sherbet and five spice.’
Launched in 2016, Spirit of Yorkshire is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery and business partner, David Thompson. The pair have invested significantly to follow their dream of creating a Yorkshire whisky that doesn’t simply replicate Scotch. The distillery is a true field to bottle setup and boasts some of the most impressive distilling equipment in the country, including two of the largest Forsyth pot stills operating in the UK outside of Scotland.
Spirit of Yorkshire Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: “The Maturing Malts series has evolved from positive feedback to samples of the maturing spirit that visitors enjoyed when touring the distillery.
“A year on from our first bottling, we have watched our spirit continue to develop and soften as oak and time deepens the aroma and flavour. Cask selection for DP004 has been a real voyage of discovery taking us through our 2016 cask fillings, many of which continue to advance at an astonishing rate.
“With each release of Maturing Malt, our spirit edges ever closer to its coming of age, and as the thirst for Yorkshire’s first whisky builds, so does our energy and determination to make the very best whisky we can.”
Available now, Distillery Projects 004, 46% ABV, is limited to 2000 individually numbered 70cl bottles and can be ordered online at www.spiritofyorkshire.com bought directly from the distillery shop.