North Yorkshire County Council chair impressed with Spirit of Yorkshire team

North Yorkshire County Council is supporting local businesses to get back on their feet as the region lifts out of lockdown.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 7:45 am
Cllr Jim Clark is pictured with staff at the Spirit of Yorkshire distillery in Hunmanby. Photo submitted

North Yorkshire County Council is supporting local businesses to get back on their feet as the region lifts out of lockdown.

Chair of the council Cllr Jim Clark has been travelling around the area, visiting local businesses and volunteers getting back to normal after Covid-19.

In Hunmanby, Cllr Clark visited the Community Fridge, the Spring Cafe and Hunmanby in Bloom – along with the Spirit of Yorkshire distillery.

Cllr Clark, said he was “very impressed” with the Spirit of Yorkshire.

He said: “It’s brilliant to see such a local operation thriving.

“The fact that it’s locally grown barley and water from a local source makes me even more proud. We have an excellent reputation worldwide for top-quality produce, from cheese to lamb, beef, sausages, beer, gin and now whisky.”

David Thompson, director of Spirit of Yorkshire, said: “It’s not just a whisky business, it’s helping the tourism industry, too, because people want tours of the distillery.”

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