Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery awarded Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

The team at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, the counties first whisky distillery, are celebrating after being awarded Certificate of Excellence by influential website TripAdvisor.

The distillery in Hunmanby was awarded the certificate for achieving a maximum five out of five across its 200 reviews.  The attraction was also voted number one thing to do in Hunmanby, beating eight other attractions.

Co-founder David Thompson (pictured above) said; “We’re delighted to be one of only 10% of businesses on TripAdvisor that reach the criteria for excellence, especially as we only opened to the public in 2017.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Spirit of Yorkshire was launched in 2016 and is a collaboration between David and farmer and brewer, Tom Mellor from Wold Top Brewery. It is thought to be the only distillery operating in the UK that grows all of its own barley for its whisky production and is England’s largest distillery in terms of production.