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Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

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Details

We're Yorkshire's first ever single malt whisky distillery and we'd love to welcome you here. Find us in the village Hunmanby, near Filey Bay on the Yorkshire Coast. You could join one of our tours which run three times a day (twice on Sundays) or perhaps spend time with friends in the Pot Still Coffee Shop.
Find out more about our field to bottle process and instinctive approach to distilling by clicking the links below.

For us it’s about doing things properly. That’s why we're obsessed with every step of the distilling process, from grain to glass. Mentored by renowned whisky expert Dr. Jim Swan, our instinctive approach is to create a whisky that doesn’t just replicate Scotch. That doesn’t mean we rely on blind luck – we take the best of tradition and apply new thinking to create something unique.

All our barley is grown here in Hunmanby, on our family farm, and we get our water from two sources, sunk deep into the chalk. We're in control of every stage of the growing and distilling process, from choosing the variety of barley and how it is grown, right through to bottling ourselves at the distillery. Very few other distilleries in the UK can claim this and it's something we're exceptionally proud of.

We’ve invested in two of the largest Forsyth pot stills operating in the UK outside of Scotland. We've also added a four-plate copper column into our process that works in tandem with our spirit still which adds to the variance of the Spirit of Yorkshire distillery. It’s all part of our commitment to combining tradition with new thinking to create something out of the ordinary. Our stills were fired up for the first time in May 2016 and we have thousands casks of various types – including sherry butts and bourbon casks, all of which will help create the subtle, complex flavours of our unique spirit.

You can explore the whole story on a distillery tour – there’s so much to discover about our approach.

You might be wondering what on earth a gannet has to do with making our whisky. Along with these fearless, precise, graceful and purposeful birds, we’ve prospered here for many years. Similar to their characteristics, we have a homing instinct, so wherever we travel to explore new ideas, we always return to this special place, a stones throw away from Bempton Cliffs, home to the largest gannet colony on the UK mainland. This is where we live and work, most importantly where our whisky was born. That’s why we chose the gannet as our talisman. If you have time, we recommend a detour to see the colony in Bempton for yourself. Click here for details.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Address

The Distillery,
Unit 1 Hunmanby Industrial Estate,
Hunmanby,
North Yorkshire,
YO14 0PH

Location

Directions

See location of Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 104767  Lat: 54.17457 Long: -0.30998

You'll find us in Hunmanby, just 20 minutes south of Scarborough or 15 minutes north of Bridlington, 10 minutes south-west of Filey on the A165.

You can also reach us by bus and/or train:

Bus: there is a stop on Cross Hill, near the church and there is another one on Hungate Lane. Both are about a 16 min walk or 3 min car journey. The bus stop is 0.80 miles from Spirit Of Yorkshire Distillery.

Train: The train is much closer. Hunmanby Train Station is 0.3 miles / 0.5 km from Spirit Of Yorkshire Distillery.
Whilst you do have to go up a hill to get here, we would suggest that this is the better mode of public transport. Trains go every 90 minutes from Filey. Scarborough train times vary throughout the day.

Taxi: there are multiple local taxi firms that we recommend
Nippy - 01723 500150.
Station Taxis - 01723 500150.
Radio Taxis - 01723 500150.
Both Nippy Taxis and Station Taxis are based in Scarborough which is 11.9 miles from the venue and have wheelchair accessible vehicles. Radio Taxis are based in Filey which is 5.5 miles away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.2 miles from Hunmanby Train Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors

General

  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

Parts of the distillery are not suitable for those with limited mobility/wheelchairs. Please call us for more information.