Filey Bay 2nd release, 46% ABV, 6,000 bottles.

filey bay 2nd release

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.

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.

Finish – It’s on the long side of medium for me, nice amount of wood, pepper, cinnamon, and mustard.

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.

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