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Filey Bay STR Finish Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky

SKU 682b2e021f99 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tags Bourbon Whiskey, Single Malt Whisky, bourbon casks


700ml, bottle

Filey Bay STR Finish Yorkshire Single Malt Whisky takes its inspiration from the region, but with a unique cask finishing technique. Initially matured in bourbon casks, it receives a final touch in shaved, toasted, and re-charred (STR) casks, previously used for Rioja wine. This innovative approach results in a single malt with classic bourbon notes alongside hints of red fruit and spice.



Initial Impression: Look for a welcoming sweetness with prominent notes of vanilla extract and hints of caramel. These notes are likely a courtesy of the initial bourbon cask maturation. As you delve deeper, expect a touch of grainy character to emerge, a reminder of the underlying malted barley used in the whisky.

Deeper Sniffs: This is where the STR cask finish starts to shine. Hints of red fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or even cherries might appear, depending on the specific wine previously held in the cask. A touch of spice, like cinnamon or clove, could also be present, reflecting the influence of the re-charred wood. Some enthusiasts detect a subtle floral note or even a hint of cocoa, adding another layer of intrigue.


First Sip: The medium body offers a satisfying mouthfeel without being heavy. The sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, with vanilla and caramel taking center stage. Hints of honey or butterscotch might also emerge, influenced by the bourbon casks.

Midpalate: As the whisky opens up, the unique character of the STR finish becomes more noticeable. Expect a burst of red fruit flavors alongside the initial sweetness. The specific fruit notes can vary depending on the cask, but it often leans towards berries or cherries. The touch of spice from the aroma becomes more pronounced on the palate, adding complexity. The oak influence from the casks might reveal itself with a subtle dryness, but it shouldn’t overpower the other flavors.


Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a touch of oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of red fruit and spice linger alongside a subtle vanilla note. The overall finish is smooth and balanced, showcasing the interplay between the bourbon maturation and the STR cask influence.

Additional information

Product Type



Single Malt






2023 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards – Platinum, 96 pts. 2023 Spirits Business Global World Whisky Masters – Gold. 2022 New Wizards – Gold Medal. 2021 Spirits Business World Whisky Masters – Gold Meda


Filey Bay


700ml, bottle


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Tasting Notes



Light, floral, and fruity with notes of summer berries, vanilla ice cream, orange chocolate, and toasted Oak.