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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

North Yorkshire Whisky Distillery Triumph


The team at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery is celebrating after winning two regional food and drink business awards.


Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery’s Filey Bay Port Finish Batch #1 won the Best New Drink Product category in the Azets Food and Drink Business Awards and was announced as the Overall Business of the Year at the end of the awards event that was held in York last week.


Spirit of Yorkshire’s MD, David Thompson, said: “Not only was it a huge honour for Port Finish Batch #1 to win the best new drink award, but it was incredible to then be crowned overall business of the year at an event that recognised and rewarded Yorkshire’s finest food and drink businesses.”


Hunmanby based Spirit of Yorkshire’s fellow finalists were Goat/Myth drinks, Fairfax Distillery, Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka, Amare Vodka and Nutrein Drinks.


Spirit of Yorkshire is a collaboration between farmer and brewer Tom Mellor and business partner David Thompson. It is a true field-to-bottle distillery and one of only a few distilleries that use 100% homegrown barley to produce its single malt whisky. Filey Bay single malt whisky is now available throughout the UK and in a growing number of export markets.

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