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Filey Bay 2017

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB184893
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky
Vintage
10.2017
Bottled
03.2021
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
PX Sherry
Casknumber
678
Number of bottles
293
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060560480358
Added on
03 Jun 2021 1:35 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Filey Bay 2017

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. whiskybommel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Filey Bay is single malt whisky produced in the Yorkshire region in England. The distillery was founded in 2016, so it's still a pretty young one - but definitely promising!

    I found this bottling at Gradl's Whiskyfässla in Nuremberg and was really looking forward to finally opening it. This single cask was actually supposed to be released for the Village whisky fair, which unfortunately had to be cancelled this year.

    Usually the whisky chosen to be the "Franconian Edition" is always quite a special bottlings and it has been a really successful selection again this year.

    This Filey Bay single cask was distilled in 2017 and bottled in 2021 at 60.5% after being matured in a PX sherry cask - so let's find out what it has to offer...

    On the nose I found German Campino candy (the dark one) with cream and black currant. There is a very present PX sweetness with raisins and milk chocolate and some plums paired with dark caramel.

    On the palate, the whisky arrives very powerful with an extremely thick mouthfeel. However, the alcohol is very present, too. If you dilute it though, it becomes very oily - and very tasty. Sweet millk chocolate is coupled with raisins, hints of mint, eucalyptus and some other herbs. Additionally the wood influence is quite strong but not overpowering - the wood spices are lovely. I would definitely recommend some drops of water - this malt can take them really well.

    The finish is spicy and sweet and keeps lingering for a while, however it is not too complex.

    Altogether I would not have been able to tell whether this is an English or a Scottish whisky and I would have expected way less complexity at such a young age - pretty astonishing!

    The price, of course, is quite steep at roughly 90 Euros, however, I have tasted older and more expensive whisky which was way less complex and tasty. I would definitely recommend this one.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Info on the bottling in German can be found here:

    https://whiskyexperts.net/pr-neu-filey-bay-single-cask-the-franconian-edition-2021/

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