Filey Bay STR Finish

Spirit of Yorkshire

Yorkshires first whisky distillery started to produce new make in 2016.. The distillery adds its name to the ever growing list of English whisky distilleries that are now starting to gather momentum and announce to the world that we English folk can also make great whisky.

Filey Bay STR Finish

Nestled in an industrial site at Hunmanby, near Filey on the English East coast this distillery prides itself on using local grown barley and being able to offer a local whisky with provenance and transparency. The barley is not only locally grown but is actually grown by the owners of the distillery and the water is obtained from the farm source too, so this is an in-house project from start to finish or as they like to quote “field to bottle” ..

Field to bottle production at the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
Image courtesy the Spirit of Yorkshire

STR finished Filey Bay

Distillery.. Spirit of Yorkshire

Region.. East Coast of England

Age.. Nas – 3/4 years max

Abv.. 46%

Cask.. Ex Bourbon – Finished in STR – Red Wine Barriques

Nose.. Summer fruits dominate along with chocolate, candied orange and a sprinkling of dates, raisins and subtle hints of plum. Delicate honey notes line up with vanilla, caramel and old hay.

Palate.. Vanilla ice cream and sticky toffee pudding come to mind with those candied oranges, coffee and blueberry muffins.

Finish.. Soft spices

Thoughts.. This expression interested me from the off, the aromas are soft but alluring, the palate is as expected after spending time getting to know this.. English whisky in general is still within its infancy but with the quality of product that is becoming available then the future is very promising..

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