Yorkshire’s First Single Malt Makes Debut in Bottle from Allied
Whisky distillery Spirit of Yorkshire has launched Filey Bay, Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky. Produced in the coastal village of Hunmanby North Yorkshire, Filey Bay is inspired by the bay that is in sight of the distillery.
Of the launch, Spirit of Yorkshire Co-Founder, David Thompson said: “Filey Bay is unique. Not only is it Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, but we are one of only a handful of whisky makers in the UK that have a full field to bottle process. We’re not just made in Yorkshire, we’re made of Yorkshire – our farm, our people and our attitude. If we weren’t making it here, it wouldn’t be the same. As well as this, our production allows us to create two different spirit styles, using a pot and column still configuration to create a flavour profile that is unlike any other malt whisky. Even our bottle is bespoke, bringing together our land and coast, and our mascot, the gannet. Every bottle of Filey Bay represents the passion and dedication of everyone involved. You only get to release the county’s first whisky once and we’re thrilled to now share it with customers old and new.”
The aim of the bottle design is to communicate the whisky’s provenance and premium values. Tall and elegant, it is manufactured in the finest extra white flint glass, with heavy embossing of the sea and the fine silhouette of a gannet which is complimented by beautiful smooth sections making the bottle challenging to manufacture due to the different cooling behaviours in the separate areas.
Nolan Kane, New Business Development Manager at Allied Glass, says:
“This beautiful new bottle was crafted by a group of creative people all working towards the same goal of perfection, the bespoke bottle is therefore a wonderful expression of the Filey Bay brand’s dedication to quality.”