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

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


The team at Yorkshire's first malt whisky distillery has launched the last in the first series of Maturing Malts ahead of the first bottling of its premium single malt whisky in 2019.


Sprit of Yorkshire's Distillery Projects 004 is a limited edition Maturing Malt and offers a taste of the maturing casks at the Hunmanby, North Yorkshire distillery. The fourth expression of the distillery's collectible spirits, DP004 is described as being ‘elegant, fruity and aromatic with notes of salted caramel, crème brûlée, toffee apple, honey roasted nuts, orange sherbet and five spice.'


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


"A year on from our first bottling, we have watched our spirit continue to develop and soften as oak and time deepens the aroma and flavour. Cask selection for DP004 has been a real voyage of discovery taking us through our 2016 cask fillings, many of which continue to advance at an astonishing rate.


"The release is a built around the distillery's two spirit styles comprising of a 50/50 split between the traditional pot and progressive column distillates. Like the previous expressions, only a handful of casks have been selected and married together to create the release including first fill bourbon, STR (re-conditioned wine casks) and sherry, but unlike the others, 004 is slightly older tipping towards the two year mark.


"With each release of Maturing Malt, our spirit edges ever closer to its coming of age, and as the thirst for Yorkshire's first whisky builds, so does our energy and determination to make the very best whisky we can."


Available now, Distillery Projects 004, 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.


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 and special events. Forthcoming events include Distillery Sessions with Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson on 30thNovember and Friday Jazz and Blues with Alastair James on 14thand 28thDecember.


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.




Photograph captions:

1. Spirit of Yorkshire's Maturing Malt - Distillery Projects 004 DP004 from Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

2. Joe Clark Joe Clark from Spirit of Yorkshire

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 DP004, please visit
  2. For more information about Spirit of Yorkshire, please visit
  3. 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.
  4. For more information about events at the distillery, please visit
  5. In October, Spirit of Yorkshire won best small business at the Chamber Bridlington and Yorkshire Coast Business Awards. 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.
  6. 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.