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Yorkshire’s first malt whisky distillery launches a third Maturing Malt

Yorkshire's first malt whisky distillery launches a third Maturing Malt


The team at Yorkshire's first malt whisky distillery has launched the third of its Distillery Projects ahead of the first bottling of its premium single malt whisky in 2019.


Sprit of Yorkshire's Distillery Projects 003 is a limited edition Maturing Malt and offers a taste of the maturing casks at the Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, distillery. The third of a series of four collectible spirits, DP003 is described as being ‘soft, creamy and sweet, with notes of milk chocolate, stoned fruits, banana split, pink wafer biscuits and orange zest.'


Of the launch, Spirit of Yorkshire Whisky Director, Joe Clark said:"The Distillery Projects series evolved from positive feedback to samples of the maturing malt that visitors enjoyed when touring the distillery.


"Distillery Projects 003 marks the third instalment in our distillery project series that form a set of limited release bottlings and offer a unique and unrepeatable glimpse into our maturing casks. Like our first and second bottlings, careful and considered cask selection is at the heart of the release with a combination of only 5 casks being gently married together to create a beautifully balanced flavour profile.

"Originally, I wanted to focus on our Bourbon cask matured spirit for DP003, but after discovering an incredible PX Sherry cask filled in November 2016, the release moved in a different direction. It was just too good not to involve in this expression and, when balanced out against both our Bourbon and Red Wine matured spirit, the results were stunning.


"Overall, 003 comes in richer and fuller than 002, but less spicy and wood driven than 001. A great balance between the two, soft and easy-going but with plenty of character, depth and complexity. Way beyond its years and simply delicious."


Launched at the distillery's first Open Day on 11thAugust, Distillery Projects 003, 46% ABV, is limited to 2000 individually numbered 70cl bottles. The release is priced at £39.95 and can be ordered through the website ( or from the distillery shop.


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.


In addition to distilling whisky and conducting guided tours, Spirit of Yorkshire is home to the Pot Still Coffee Shop that serves a variety of home cooked food and hosts regular events including monthly Distillery Sessions. Forthcoming events include Distillery Sessions with Carrie Martin on 31stAugust and a ‘Pot Still Pop Up'whisky-inspired three course mealfrom Birds on the Loose on 11thOctober.




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1. Spirit of Yorkshire's Maturing Malt - Distillery Projects 003 Photo David Chalmers DP003 is the latest maturing malt from Spirit

For more information or to arrange an interview with Joe Clark, Tom Mellor or David Thompson, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on;


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



Notes to editors


  1. For more information about Spirit of Yorkshire, please visit
  2. The Distillery and Pot Still Coffee Shop are open 7 days a week; 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and 10am-3pm on a Sunday. Tours run daily all year round at the following times...Monday-Saturday; 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Sunday; 12pm and 2pm. Booking is advisable by calling 01723 891758.
  3. For more information about events at the distillery, please visit
  4. In February 2018, Spirit of Yorkshire won VisitEngland Welcome Award in the Attractions Accolades in appreciation of the outstanding experiences they have provided since they opened their visitor attraction in April 2017. They also won the Best Tourism & Hospitality Business at the Bridlington and Yorkshire Coast Chamber Awards in October 2017.
  5. The Spirit of Yorkshire's logo depicts a gannet. The team at Spirit of Yorkshire identifies with the fearless, graceful and purposeful birds that have prospered at nearby Bempton Cliffs for many years. In the same way that the gannets have a homing instinct, wherever the team roam to explore new ideas, they will always return to where Yorkshire's first whisky was born.