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Marking 175 Years With A Special Whisky

Booths have been selecting and stocking Filey Bay ever since the First Release in 2019. With their focus on quality and supporting northern producers, the team at Spirit of Yorkshire are always proud to see their bottles on their shelves.

2022 marks the 175th Anniversary since the original Edwin Booth opened his first store and the family owned business in Yorkshire were honoured to be asked to select a cask for a whisky to mark this special occasion.

Cask selection for all Filey Bay whiskies and single cask releases is an extremely careful, considered and conscientious process. Whisky Director, Joe spends hours in the warehouse consulting records, nosing and tasting cask samples. There are many factors to be considered (age, cask type, distillate used, and the weather are just a few!) and often there are many surprises in store with each cask developing subtle flavours unique to that cask.

Cask #175 was one of only three Pedro Ximenez (‘PX’) Spanish sherry butts filled in the distillery’s first year of production and by happy coincidence, the 175th cask filled at the distillery. With the fruity character of the PX sherry complementing the light and creamy style of Spirit of Yorkshire’s spirit style, this whisky is full of honeycomb, chocolate, dried fruit and toffee flavours.

One of the oldest Filey Bay releases to date, Cask #175 represents their PX matured whisky in its absolutely purest form and there are only 521 bottles available. These bottles are only available from Booths stores, whilst stocks last, not from the distillery or via Booths online. For questions about stock levels and sales specifics, please contact your preferred Booths store directly. Sales will be limited to two bottles per person.

It is great to see a long standing, multi-generational family firm celebrating such a fabulous family business milestone and in doing so, support and nurture an emerging, innovative family business at the same time too.

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