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Rapeseed oil producer marks 10 years in business with 10 competitions

Rapeseed oil producer marks 10 years in business with 10 competitions


A Thixendale based rapeseed oil producer is celebrating its tenth anniversary by launching the sixth of 10 competitions that will run throughout 2018.


To help the artisan oil producer to celebrate its special anniversary, the team at Yorkshire's first whisky distillery is offering a special prize of a distillery tour and afternoon tea for two.


The tour, which includes a taste of the distillery's maturing malt, will take place at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's Facebook followers can enter the free prize draw from 16thJuly to 12thAugust.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's marketing manager, Jennie Palmer said that they are delighted to mark their anniversary year with a prize from the Spirit of Yorkshire.


"We're very grateful to fellow Yorkshire family business Spirit of Yorkshire for donating this generous prize and look forward to announcing the winner.


"It's a fantastic prize that gives the winners to witness and taste Yorkshire's first whisky in the making."


Spirit of Yorkshire's Whisky Director Joe Clark said: "We're pleased to be able to offer a ‘Tour and Tea' prize and congratulate the team at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil for building a fantastic business over the last 10 years.We're looking forward to meeting the winner and to sharing with them howwe're taking the best of tradition and applying new thinking to create something unique that doesn't simply replicate Scotch whisky."


To enter, simply like and share Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil's competition post, and let them know who you'd take along for your Tour and Tea for two!


Spirit of Yorkshire was launched in 2016 and 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, includingtwo of the largest Forsyth pot stills operating in the UK outside of Scotland. It is thought to be the only distillery operating in the UK that grows all of its own barley for its whisky production.


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. They now produce a range ofoils, dressings and mayonnaisebased on their award-winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home. Their Yorkshire Wolds grown rapeis pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm. 


Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil products are available online and from farmers' markets, farm shops, delis and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire and food festivals and selected retailers nationwide. Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery's Maturing Malt is available from the distillery shop and online at




Photo: Winners can enjoy a distillery tour and a Pot Still Coffee Shop afternoon tea Afternoon tea at the Pot Still Coffee Shop


For more information or to arrange an interview withAdam or Jennie Palmer,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, please visit can also keep up with the latest news and updates from the business onTwitter,Facebook,Pinterestand on theirblog.
  2. For more information about Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, please visit
  3. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 when Adam and Jennie Palmer began cold-pressing their own oil seed rape and taking it to farmer's markets. They call North Breckenholme farm their home, situated on the edge of Yorkshire Wolds and on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire village Thixendale, close to Malton.
  4. The cold-pressed oil is extracted using a natural and chemical-free method, and is extra virgin as it is put through the presser just once. This means it retains all its taste, colour and health benefits, with a balance of omega 3, 6 and 9.
  5. For more information about Side Oven, please visit