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York Hotel hosts dinner and whisky tasting event with Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery

The team at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery is teaming up with an historic York hotel for an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting.

On February 8, Middlethorpe Hall will host a four course dinner and whisky tasting in conjunction with Hunmanby-based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery.

Guests will enjoy a Wold Top beer reception, and a four course dinner before tasting a selection of Spirit of Yorkshire’s Maturing Malts.

Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky director Joe Clark, who will be leading the tasting, said: “All of our Maturing Malt expressions started life as barley growing in the fields at our farm on the top of the Yorkshire Wolds back in 2015. The barley was transformed into spirit in 2016, and after a sleepy couple of years in our warehouse, it is now yours to enjoy at this unique event.

“In addition to a sensational four-course dinner in beautiful surroundings, you will be tasting our latest releases of Maturing Malt and some one-off and special cask samples. These samples offer a unique and unrepeatable glimpse into our warehouse and maturation as our spirit edges ever closer to becoming the first Yorkshire single malt whisky.”

Middlethorpe Hall’s Nicola Thresh said: “Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery is creating Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky.  Not yet three years old, yet worthy of ‘Dram of the Day’ award at this year’s Yorkshire Whisky Festival, this propitious spirit is available to taste at various stages of maturity and Whisky director Joe Clark will guide the tasting and explain what makes Spirit of Yorkshire different. It promises to be a fantastic evening.”

Tickets cost £89.50 and include a welcome drink, a four course dinner, wines and samples of the Maturing Malt. They are available online at, by calling Julia Betteridge on 01904 661301 or emailing .


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