Distillery: Spirit of Yorkshire
Name: Filey Bay Second Release
Bottle Size: 70cl
Cask Types: Bourbon and Sherry
Nose: Light, straw, pear, honey, lemon zest
Palate: Light, grassy, honey, baked apple, spicy
Finish: Short, light, spicy
So during Lockdown I got added to The Whisky Circus Twitter group started by Sorren (@ocdwhisky) where there is, quite predicably lots of whisky talk and lots of whiskies mentioned that I have not tried, this one however was a distillery that I had not even heard of, so I had to give it a go.
As it is the second release I assume it is 4 years old but I could be wrong on that, it is rather pale in colour though. The nose is nice and light with a touch of pear and a honey sweetness to it but it also has a grassy, straw note to it. Towards the end of the nose you can start to get a hint of lemon zest which just lifts the aroma slightly.
The palate is also nice and light with an initial grassy freshness to it followed by honey and baked apples. Some sweetness comes with them but not too much. The mid palate brings forward some cinnamon spice to compliment the baked apples nicely, this also continues on the the short finish although the spice stays a little longer. The addition of water adds a real creamy texture to the mouth which is very nice.
Well as the first whisky I have tried from this distillery I can say that I am impressed. It is light and easy drinking, great summer dram for when you are sat out in the sun. It handles the ABV very well in my opinion, it lets you know there is strength behind it but without trying to force it down your throat.