Spirit Of Yorkshire, Filey Bay: Single Malt Whisky with Moscatel Finish
Key Facts About This Single Malt Whisky
Distillery: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
Whisky Maker: Joe Clark
Age: 2016 Vintage
Region: Yorkshire, England
Spirit: Field to bottle single malt
Cask Type: 200L bourbon casks, finished in 250L ex-Moscatel hogshead barrel
Alcohol by Volume: 46%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Limited Edition: 6,000 Bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Awards: World Whisky Masters 2021 Gold Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020 Silver Medal.
Filey Bay Moscatel Finish Tasting Notes
Soft, spicy and warming with notes of honeycomb, orange marmalade, dried fruits and cocoa.
About This Filey Bay Whisky
This 'field to bottle' English single malt from Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery was initially matured in 200 litre bourbon casks (filled in 2016), before being transferred to 250 litre hogshead barrels from Spain that had held Moscatel for 10 years prior to this. The use of bourbon casks followed by Moscatel barrels to finish creates a really interesting flavourful whisky. Still light and soft like Spirt of Yorkshire's previous releases but with an added depth, more layers of fruit and sweet spices. There are 6,000 bottles of this whisky available.
Whilst sherries like Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso are well known in single malt whisky maturation, a Moscatel finish is more rare and unusual. Moscatel grapes are known for floral aromas (orange blossom, jasmine and honeysuckle) as well as citric notes like lime and grapefruit. The grapes thrive in sandy soil and Moscatel vineyards are close to the beaches in the sherry region of Spain – making it a perfect match for Filey Bay Moscatel Finish whisky, made on the Yorkshire coast of England.