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Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

Overall rating
84.62/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Moscatel Finish
Vintage
2016
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon casks & Moscatel hogsheads
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
29 Mar 2020 9:17 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 59.10

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Whisky Reviews for Filey Bay Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.62 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Filey Bay Moscatel Finish is a big moment for Spirit of Yorkshire: it’s the first "FINISHED" release of the distillery.

    This field to bottle single malt was initially matured in 200L bourbon casks (filled in 2016), before being transferred to 250L hogshead barrels from Spain that had held Moscatel for 10 years prior to this. The use of bourbon casks followed by Moscatel barrels to finish creates a really interesting flavourful whisky. Still light & soft like their previous releases but with an added depth, more layers of fruit and sweet spices. There are 6000 bottles of this release available.

    Whilst sherries like Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso are well known in single malt whisky maturation, Moscatel is much more rare and unusual. Moscatel grapes are known for floral aromas (Jasmine, orange blossom and honeysuckle) as well as citric notes like Grapefruit and lime. The grapes thrive in sandy soil and Moscatel vineyards are close to the beaches in the sherry region of Spain – making it a perfect match for the Filey Bay whisky, made on the Yorkshire Coast.

    Tasting notes:

    Soft, spicy and warming with notes of honeycomb, orange marmalade, dried fruits and cocoa.

  2. holborndrinker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For a young whisky there is decent amount of flavour - sweet, but not sickly.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very impressive nose - sweet, marshmallow or nougat hit, but without being cloying.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Remarkably smooth - like Hubba-Bubba chewing gum.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Lingering, smooth flavour.

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