The team at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery, Spirit of Yorkshire, have launched a limited edition special release whisky to celebrate Yorkshire Day.
Filey Bay Yorkshire Day 2023 Special Release is the fourth bottling in a limited run of releases that are launched annually to celebrate the iconic day.
Of the launch, Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: “Outside of the single cask releases, Filey Bay Yorkshire Day is the rarest whisky we release each year.
“Matured in ex-Madeira and ex-Bourbon casks, this is the first example of Filey Bay whisky matured in Madeira casks in the UK and is made from some of our oldest, rarest whisky.
“It’s very different to previous Yorkshire Day releases which were all built around sherry maturation. It’s incredibly fruity and honeyed. Crunchie bars, Jamaican ginger cake and stone fruits are all present, with apricot and peach particularly noticeable on the finish.”
Co-Founder David Thompson is pleased with the flavour profile of the distillery’s latest single malt whisky release: “Filey Bay Yorkshire Day 2023 is fruity and complex with flavours of honeycomb, gingerbread, citrus and stone fruits.
“With only 1500 bottles available, Filey Bay Yorkshire Day 2023 is amongst our rarest whisky releases to date. It’s also one of our oldest whiskies to be bottled so far and it’s highly likely that it will sell out quickly.”
Filey Bay Yorkshire Day 2023, 55% abv is sold with a Special Release tube and costs £90. It’s available exclusively from the distillery shop and online at spiritofyorkshire.com. A limited number of bottles will be released to selected on-trade venues for dram sales.
Spirit of Yorkshire is a true field-to-bottle distillery and one of only a few distilleries that use 100% homegrown barley to produce its single malt whisky that is available throughout the UK and in a growing number of export markets.