Distilled in 2016, this ‘field to bottle’ single malt spent years maturing in bourbon casks before transferring to be ‘finished’ in shaved, toasted and re-charred red wine barriques, which came from sunny Rioja vineyards in Spain.Spirit of Yorkshire distillery
Appearance – This whisky is mid gold in colour, it’s very viscous and has super thick legs.
Nose – There’s pastry here, cream soda again, lemon tarts, icing sugar, there’s more here, I’ve got to think of what it is. There’s a slight mustiness, sweet cherries and strawberries, but definitely tart, and possibly a touch of menthol.
Palate – The palate is big on red berries, strawberries, sweet cherries, red currants, some cranberry too, a little drying bit minimal. It gets juicier too with time, more syrupy, nothing heavy or dark here for me, making me salivate to be honest. I really like this one too, it’s a bit oily tasting too, a little bit of dirtiness.
Big and bold on the palate too. Red berries, sugars and a bit of fresh mint #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) November 19, 2020
Finish – Long and warming, inviting, spicy with wood notes coming through, maybe chillis right at the back of the throat, very nice indeed.
There’s a very feint smokiness lingering in this. Not peat, more sweet cherry wood smoke in the distance #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) November 19, 2020
My thoughts – Yep, another winner for me, thoroughly enjoyed it to be honest.
Would i buy a bottle? – It’s another yes for a Filey Bay bottling.
Notes – This whisky is natural coloured and non chill filtered.