Origin: Yorkshire (England)
Type: English Single Malt Whisky
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry
Added coloring: No
Owner: Spirit of Yorkshire
Average price: € 60.00
Official website: www.spiritofyorkshire.com
After debuting with their first official whisky in late 2019 (a link to which can be found in our article below), Spirit of Yorkshire early the following year produced this second release, another step towards what has since become their official bottling, Filey Bay Flagship.
An extra year of ageing, with the same combination of ageing (two styles of distillation, aged in several ex-Bourbon casks combined with one ex-Sherry,) and always in 6,000 bottles, representing the spirit (pardon the pun!) of Yorkshire’s first distillery.
Last Summer we had a long chat with one of the founders, which I invite you to check here, which is still very relevant in many respects.
Will there be a big difference between this version and the previous one? Now I’ll find out…
Light gold in the glass.
Compared to the First Release, on the nose it seems to have lost some of its new make vein, retaining the crisp freshness of its youth with yellow fruits (peach, pineapple, green apple) and citric tones (lemon, grapefruit). Grafting of balsamic and floral tones, with a pleasant sea breeze in the base that caresses vanilla, biscuit notes and cereals. Captivating.
Still fruity on the palate, taking up the impressions of the nose also in the citric notes with some orange touches, it warms up with spicy touches (ginger and a pinch of pepper) on tones of lemon cream, macaroon, honey, hazelnut. Saline touch on the length.
Medium-long finish of green apple, lemon, honey, peppery touch and a hint of salt.
Young in a positive sense, very fresh and simple, where the lack of complexity becomes a plus, accompanying a very pleasant and relaxing dram.
I would say it is on the right track.