|Tasting Notes||Soft, spicy and warming with notes of honeycomb, orange marmalade, dried fruits and cocoa.|
This field to bottle single malt was initially matured in bourbon casks (filled in 2016), before being transferred to hogshead barrels from Spain that had held Moscatel for 10 years prior to this. The use of bourbon casks followed by Moscatel barrels to finish creates a really interesting flavourful whisky. Still light and soft like Filey Bay's previous releases but with an added depth, more layers of fruit and sweet spices.
Whilst sherries like Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso are well known in single malt whisky maturation, Moscatel is much more rare and unusual. Moscatel grapes are known for floral aromas (orange blossom, jasmine and honeysuckle) as well as citric notes like lime and grapefruit. The grapes thrive in sandy soil and Moscatel vineyards are close to the beaches in the sherry region of Spain – making it a perfect match for our Filey Bay whisky, made here on the Yorkshire Coast.