Spirit of Yorkshire wins prestigious spirits awards

The team at Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky distillery is celebrating after winning six prestigious spirits awards.

Five of Hunmanby based Spirit of Yorkshire’s whiskies and its Cream Liqueur were awarded the accolades at the 2021 International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

The medal haul included two silver and four bronze medals. Silver medal-winning spirits are typically described as ‘An accomplished spirit with good balance, strong character and good complexity. A classic example of its style or variety.

Of the results, Spirit of Yorkshire’s Whisky Director, Joe Clark said: ‘The IWSC is judged by experienced sommeliers, distillers, vintners and distributors with years of experience and these medals are great accolades and a timely reminder of why we’re doing what we’re doing: making world-class field to bottle whisky using 100% homegrown barley, here on the Yorkshire Coast.

“Only seven of the 33 English single malt whisky distilleries were awarded medals and we are the youngest of the seven by far. Our single malt whiskies won five out of the 18 medals that were awarded in the Worldwide Whisky category and our Cream Liqueur was one of only two English whisky liqueurs to be awarded a silver medal. As a young distillery with four-year-old whisky, we’re delighted with the results.”