The team at Yorkshire’s first Whisky Distillery is celebrating after reaching the final of a prestigious regional food and drink business award.
Hunmanby based Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery has been shortlisted in the “Quench” category in the third annual Garbutt and Elliott Food and Drink Business Awards that celebrate Yorkshire’s burgeoning food and drink sector from growers and manufacturers to leisure and hospitality businesses.
David Thompson, Spirit of Yorkshire’s co-founder and director, said: “The ‘Quench’ category celebrates the best drinks in the region and, as a young business producing Yorkshire’s first whisky, Filey Bay, we’re very proud to take our place alongside established businesses and put North Yorkshire on the English whisky making map.”
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery faces competition in the final from family run North Yorkshire vineyard, Dunesforde; Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice; York based Sloemotion and cold brew tea and coffee producer, Fitch . The winners will be announced at an event in the Parade Ring Restaurant at York Racecourse on April 30.