Filey Bay Second Release is the next step on our path to our Flagship single malt bottling. A true evolution of our First Release, the ‘inputs’ are very similar: a selection of bourbon casks married together with one sherry cask, and a combination of pot and column distillates, leading to just 6000 bottles.Spirit of Yorkshire distillery
Appearance – This whisky is light gold in colour, it’s quite viscous on the glass, and has thick legs.
Nose – There’s a fair fizz on the nose, and it noses higher than 46% ABV too. I’m going dark fruits here, black Cherry, raisins, and a slight meaty note. There’s cherryade, a touch of menthol too, generally I’d say it’s juicy. With some time the nose becomes more earthy, some bacon, a little perfume and pineapple.
On the nose it’s pretty new-makey, smells young and vibrant. Blackberries and a touch of black pepper #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) November 19, 2020
Palate – Now it’s full on tropical and Stone fruits, and a very syrupy mouthfeel. There’s some lemon in there also, I really like this. It starts to get spicy, black pepper, stem ginger, caramel, almost a salinity too. It starts to get spicy, black pepper, stem ginger, caramel, almost a salinity too.
I’m not a fan so far. Still sitting a bit uncomfortably on my chest to be honest #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) November 19, 2020
Finish – It’s on the long side of medium for me, nice amount of wood, pepper, cinnamon, and mustard.
Yes I’d have to agree with bananas, but it’s quite subtle, the nose is lovely, so is the palate for me 🤤.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) November 19, 2020
My thoughts – I rather liked this whisky to be honest, though my Whiskey Chaps partner wasn’t so keen on it.
Would i buy a bottle? – I certainly would, it’s an easy drinker.
Notes – This whisky is natural coloured and non chill filtered.