Yorkshire whisky distillery reveals second release

The Spirit of Yorkshire has launched a second release single malt whisky, following the success of its first release last year.

Filey Bay Second Release is described as “the next step” of the Hunmanby distillery’s journey to its flagship single malt bottling and it has been created by marrying a selection of bourbon casks together with one sherry cask. The result is a light and fruity spirit with flavours of citrus, vanilla ice cream, caramel, biscuit and honey.

Whisky director, Joe Clark, said: “It was great to spend the time in the warehouse and discover how well our spirit is maturing. It means that we have been able to launch our Second Realese a little earlier than planned, which was fortunate as our First Release has sold quicker than expected.

“Filey Bay Second Release is a true evolution of our First Release. The ‘inputs’ are very similar, leading to a house style that is light and fruity – this is something that we have worked hard and purposefully to create.

“The difference comes from that extra maturation time. There is a little more depth to this Second Release and for me that not only makes it a delicious whisky, but it is also an incredibly exciting indicator as to what’s to come in the warehouse.”

Filey Bay Second Release is limited to 6,000 bottles priced at £55 for 70cl. It is available from the distillery shop, online, in all Booths stores, Harvey Nichols and from selected premium retailers in the UK.

Co-founder and director David Thompson, said: “Working closely with the late Dr Jim Swan, we have always aimed to create a flagship whisky that is light and fruit, the definition of our house style that can be enjoyed around the world. Our First Release and Second Release bottlings are the steps to our Flagship, as new casks mature, and the character of our spirit emerges.”

Spirit of Yorkshire was launched in 2016 and is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery and business partner David Thompson. 

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