In the heart of Yorkshire, amidst the sweeping landscapes and artisanal fervor, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery proudly presents the much-anticipated annual release – the Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4. Crafted with meticulous attention and an unwavering commitment to excellence, this limited-edition single malt whisky stands as a testament to Filey Bay’s dedication to quality and innovation.
A Symphony of Sherry Casks
Whisky aficionados and connoisseurs are in for a treat with Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4, a sublime expression that marries the essence of ex-PX, ex-Moscatel, and ex-Oloroso sherry hogsheads and butts. Whisky Director Joe Clark orchestrates a complex marriage of these cask types, each contributing distinctive notes to the symphony of flavors.
The ex-Moscatel casks impart a floral softness, the ex-Oloroso casks add nutty complexity, and the ex-PX casks round off the palate with rich sweetness. This meticulous blending process results in a rich and complex whisky that dances on the taste buds, offering a sensory journey through layers of dried fruits, black treacle, cranberry, cocoa, and the nostalgic charm of cola sweets.
"This year's Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve is a revelation, showcasing a completely different facet of our warehouse. It's a complex marriage of casks, including one of our most precious Oloroso sherry butts, filled during the inaugural autumn of our distillery's production. Its rarity and distinctly special character make it a perfect companion for the winter months," shares the visionary Whisky Director, Joe Clark.
A Glimpse into Rarity: Only 2,000 Bottles
Limited to a mere 2,000 bottles, Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4 is a true gem for enthusiasts seeking an exclusive and refined addition to their collection. Priced at £80, this special release is available online at spiritofyorkshire.com, the distillery shop, and select specialist retailers nationwide. As an added delight, it will be showcased at the York St. Nicholas' Christmas Market from November 16th to December 22nd, 2023, providing an opportunity for enthusiasts to experience its allure in person.
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery: A True Craftsmanship Journey
Founded as a collaboration between farmer and brewer Tom Mellor and business partner David Thompson, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery stands as a beacon of field-to-bottle craftsmanship. Setting itself apart, the distillery is among the select few that utilize 100% homegrown barley to produce its single malt whisky, ensuring a genuine and local touch to every sip.
Filey Bay single malt whisky, a pride of the distillery, has now extended its reach throughout the UK and is making waves in growing export markets, earning accolades and admiration from whisky enthusiasts worldwide.
The Story Behind the Name and the Bottle
Embedded in the distillery's ethos is a deep connection to the local landscape. Filey Bay, visible from the distillery window, became the natural inspiration for the single malt's name. This reverence for the local environment is encapsulated in the bespoke bottle, which artfully brings together the textures of the farm, the soil, the beach, and the sky. A closer inspection reveals a secret phrase etched underneath – "Proudly Made of Yorkshire," an ode to the distillery's roots and commitment to its heritage.
As Filey Bay Sherry Cask Reserve #4 graces the shelves, it invites enthusiasts to partake in a sensory journey, unlocking the mysteries of sherry cask maturation and savoring the essence of Yorkshire's finest craftsmanship. With only 2,000 bottles available, this special release is a rare and coveted opportunity to experience the pinnacle of the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery's artistry.