Filey Bay, named for the local beach, comes from the ambitious Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, and combines a passion for making amazing whisky with a progressive approach to the distillation process that is underpinned by quality and traceability.
The Flagship bottling is a Single Malt whisky made with 100% homegrown barley from the distillery’s farm, matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. The result is a light and fruity style whisky, with citrus, honey, caramel and vanilla notes, and a creamy mouthfeel.
Much of the unique character of Filey Bay comes from its field to bottle approach: all of the barley used in the distilling process is grown on co-founder Tom Mellor’s adjacent farm in Hunmanby on the Yorkshire Coast, making it one of the only genuinely field to bottle whisky distilleries in the UK. Chalk aquifers directly underneath the farm provide a consistent water supply that’s ideal for whisky distilling.
Filey Bay made its debut in the US with three expressions. Their Flagship at 46% alc., an STR Finish, aged partly in former Rioja Barriques, which gives it a subtle, delicious red-fruit character botted at 48% alc.; and a US Exclusive Fino Single Cask offering lovely fruit and spice notes which recently won a Gold Medal and Consumers’ Choice Award from Whisky and Barrel Nite (WABCCA) bottled at Cask Strength.
Filey Bay Flagship 46% alc.
Light, fruity, and full of flavor, our Bourbon matured Filey Bay Flagship is the essence of our distillery and our signature Spirit of Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky.
Tasting Notes: Light, creamy, and fruity with flavors of citrus, caramel, honey, and vanilla.
Filey Bay STR Finish
Batch #2 48% alc.
Shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine casks finish this Bourbon-matured ‘field to bottle’ whisky with layers of sweet spices and red fruits.
Tasting Notes: Light, floral, and fruity with flavors of red fruits, vanilla ice cream, and toasted Oak.
Filey Bay US Exclusive Fino Single Cask #784
This Single Cask whisky is truly one of a kind. The freshly emptied Fino cask filled with our pot distillate created a deliciously dark, rich, and sweet Single Malt Whisky that beautifully compliments our light, creamy, and fruity distilate style.
Tasting Notes: Fruity and spicy, with flavors of baked apples, gingerbread, and orange.