Spirit of Yorkshire has launched the second of its distillery projects ahead of the first bottling of its premium single malt whisky in 2019.
Sprit of Yorkshire’s distillery projects 002 is a limited edition maturing malt offering a taste of the maturing casks at the Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, distillery.
The second of a series of four collectible spirits, DP002 is described as being ‘light, fresh and fruity’.
Of the launch, Spirit of Yorkshire whisky director, Joe Clark, said: “The distillery projects series evolved from positive feedback to samples of the maturing malt that visitors enjoyed when touring the distillery.
“With DP002 we wanted to showcase the lighter of our two spirit styles and create a more fruit and distillate driven expression. In contrast to our first release, where the focus was on our richer, heavier spirit style and more wood driven flavours, this new release really sings in your glass, and, like the first, is sensational easy drinking.
“Unlike conventional malts, DP002 is distilled in a combination of column and pot stills for an appealingly light texture. It’s then aged in a mix of bourbon, sherry and red wine casks to add depth to the flavour. And, as always, every ingredient is sourced from the land around us.”
Spirit of Yorkshire was launched in 2016 and is a collaboration between farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery and business partner, David Thompson. The pair have invested significantly to follow their dream of creating a Yorkshire whisky.
Distillery Project 002, has a ABV of 46% and is limited to 2,000 individually numbered 70cl bottles, priced at £39.95.