Tuesday, November 27, 2018


The Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, has announced the launch of the last in its first series of Maturing Malts, ahead of the bottling of its first single malt whisky in 2019.

Sprit of Yorkshire Distillery Project 004 (46% ABV) has been produced using a marriage of three cask types; bourbon, oloroso sherry and re-conditioned red wine casks.
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery Project 004

Sprit of Yorkshire's Distillery Projects 004, is described as being ‘elegant, fruity and aromatic with notes of salted caramel, crème brûlée, toffee apple, honey roasted nuts, orange sherbet and five spice.'

The Yorkshire based distillery, which was launched in 2016, is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery and business partner, David Thompson. The pair have invested significantly to follow their dream of creating a Yorkshire whisky that doesn't simply replicate Scotch.

The distillery is a true field to bottle setup and boasts some of the most impressive distilling equipment in the country, including two of the largest Forsyth pot stills operating in the UK outside of Scotland.

Commenting on the launch, Joe Clark, Whisky Director, said: "The Maturing Malts series evolved from positive feedback to samples of the maturing spirit that visitors enjoyed when touring the distillery. A year on from our first bottling, we have watched our spirit continue to develop and soften as oak and time deepens the aroma and flavour. Cask selection for DP004 has been a real voyage of discovery taking us through our 2016 cask fillings, many of which continue to advance at an astonishing rate.”

Limited to 2,000 bottles, Sprit of Yorkshire Distillery Project 004, is now available from spiritofyorkshire.com for a RRP of £39.95.

Posted by Steve Rush