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Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery launches limited edition single cask bottles

Yorkshire's first whisky distillery launches limited edition single cask bottlings


The team at Yorkshire's first whisky distillery have launched two single cask bottlings of its maturing spirit ahead of the launch of its single malt whisky this autumn.


Spirit of Yorkshire's Distillery Projects 005 and 006 are a very limited expression of the Hunmanby distillery's collectable spirits and will be on sale in the distillery shop from 3rdAugust.


Of the launch, Spirit of Yorkshire Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: "Our Distillery Projects range is all about exploring what our spirit can be. Pre-whisky, we've been expressing this through our ‘maturing malt.' Our first four releases (DP 001-004) formed a mini-series, which looked at our different cask types, distillation techniques, and how our two spirit styles (pot and column still distilled) marry together.


Distillery Projects 005 and 006 are a little bit different and really very special. They're still ‘maturing malts' but this time they're single cask bottlings: one from an STR* cask that previously contained Rioja, and one from a Fino sherry butt. We only have a select number of these types of casks filled here at the distillery meaning that these releases are incredibly rare."


Distillery Projects 005 (DP005) is a pot distilled spirit that has matured in the former wine cask since October 2016 and is described by Mr Clark as ‘soft, floral and sweet with notes of honey, orange chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla buttercream, raspberry sherbet and biscuit.'


Distillery Projects 006(DP006) was distilled in the column still and the former sherry butt was filled with spirit in September 2016. Its tasting notes include ‘light, fragrant and spicy, with notes of grapefruit, fudge, baked apple, ginger biscuits, pineapple, coconut and black pepper.'


The 50cl bottles are available exclusively from the distillery shop, cost £39.95 each and are limited to two of each type per person. As demand is anticipated to be very high, it is advisable to call ahead on 01723 891758 to check stocks.


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 the annual open day on 10thAugust and Distillery Sessions with Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson on 30thAugust.


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.




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1. Spirit of Yorkshire's Maturing Malts - DP005 and DP006 Spirit of Yorkshire DP005 and DP006

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. * The cask held Rioja wine for five years. Once the wine was disgorged, the cask was reconditioned by some of the best coopers in Jerez, by shaving, toasting and re-charring (STR) which meant that it has retained much of the fruit-driven flavours from the wine but has also allowed sweetness and spice from the oak to keep shining through.
  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; 11am, 1pm,  and 3pm. Sunday; 11am and 1pm. Booking is advisable by calling 01723 891758.
  4. For more information about events at the distillery, please visit