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  • Writer's pictureTracey Baty

Yorkshire Distillery Shortlisted In Rural Awards


The team at a Yorkshire coast whisky distillery is celebrating after reaching the final in two categories of a regional business award.


Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery’s Filey Bay Single Malt Whisky has been shortlisted in the Rural Product of the Year category and marketing director, Jenni Ashwood, pictured, has reached the final in the Rural Rising Star of the Year category of the seventh Yorkshire Post Rural Awards.


Spirit of Yorkshire MD, David Thompson, is delighted with the news:

“Although we ship Filey Bay whisky all over the world, Yorkshire is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s a great honour to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards that celebrate the best of Yorkshire’s rural businesses.”

Spirit of Yorkshire faces competition from Glencroft, Mr Moo’s and Tancred Farm Shop in the Rural Product Category and Mrs Ashwood is up against Heather Challis, Rowan Simms and Jamie Teasdale for the Rising Star award. The team will learn whether they have been successful at an awards ceremony at The Pavilions in Harrogate on Thursday, 28th September.


Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery is home to Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay, and is one of only a handful of field-to-bottle distilleries worldwide that grows 100% of the barley used in its whisky production.

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