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Filey Distillery In The News!

by David Pendleton on Apr 18, 2022

Filey Distillery In The News!

We are in the news! Many thanks to Grace Newton and the Yorkshire Post for bringing our little distillery to a county-wide audience.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

'Meet the three friends who have converted an old kipper smokehouse into Filey's first gin distillery

Three Filey residents have teamed up to convert the town's last surviving herring smokehouse into its first gin distillery.

Filey Gin Distillery has been a labour of love for White Lodge Hotel owner Bill Rusling, local historian Dr David Pendleton and former food industry recipe developer Will Clarke, who spent the winter converting the Victorian smoking shed, which had been used by a garage since the 1970s.

Filey once had three of the kipper smokehouses, which sprang up in the 1860s as the fishing port took advantage of the coming of the railway to send its herring catch to markets in the cities. Only one remains - after the advent of steam trawlers meant the trade migrated to Hull and Grimsby, it fell out of favour and had several other industrial uses, including as a poultry plant.'

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