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21st Light Dragoon Whisky
21st Light Dragoon Whisky relates how the army was brought in to patrol the coastal areas in order to apprehend smuggling gangs. The area was remote which made the dragoon’s job extremely dangerous. Tales of fights, arrests and betrayal can be found in the local archives.
Lingers’ Ghost Vodka
Lingers’ Ghost Vodka notes how the modern day folklore of a ghost at Lingers’ Hill, just outside Robin Hood’s Bay, has its roots in smuggling times. A rider in white mounted on a white horse would be seen out and about just before a smuggling run took place.
Squire Farsyde Port
Squire Farsyde Port reminds how the local gentry, the Farsyde family of Thorpe Hall, were probably involved in funding and supporting smuggling activity. Thorpe Hall in Fylingthorpe, half a mile from Robin Hood’s Bay, had a special pit built to hide smuggled goods and it can still be seen today.
Zachariah Storm Gin
Zachariah Storm Gin highlights how the Storm family has lived in Robin Hood’s Bay for almost 500 years. It is likely that members of the Storm family were at the centre of the village’s smuggling activity.
This photo entitled Morning and Evening was taken by F M Sutcliffe at Tate Hill Pier in 1884.
The small boy is John Robert ‘Dandy’ Storr seated beside his great uncle Tom Storr.
Whitby Heritage is a traditional dark ruby beer giving a smooth pallet with light flavour and a rich finish.
Baytown was the 18th century locals’ name for Robin Hood’s Bay. Times were tough but so were the people. Celebrate Baytown’s past and present. Be strong!
Tastes just as traditional bitter should. Sold in packs of 12.
APOLOGIES – CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
6% strong bitter
There’s nothing like circumventing authority from time to time. In the 18th century, Baytown’s fishermen and smugglers were one and the same. Celebrate these bold and daring characters. Be individual!
Carries a strong, full bodied, taste. Sold in packs of 12.
Even in the 18th century, local gentry tried to avoid central government control. They worked hand in glove with Baytown’s residents. Celebrate the local free spirit. Be independent!
Provides a rich, cultured, taste. Sold in packs of 12.
Press Gang’s Arrival
The Press Gang was a constant threat throughout the 18th century. Baytown’s residents used subterfuge and brawn to thwart the Navy’s recruitment process. Celebrate triumph over adversity. Be resilient!
Brings a fresh, unanticipated, taste.
Sold in packs of 12.
APOLOGIES – CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
Squeezing taxes out of people has been a government pastime since the 18th century. Collecting for the Revenue in Baytown was a tough ask, with occasional success. Celebrate authority. If you choose to. Be persistent!
Gives a refreshing, satisfying, taste. Sold in packs of 12.
Baytown’s 18th century women worked tirelessly at home to support their men folk. Smuggling often needed a woman’s special touch. Celebrate feminine wiles. Be resourceful!
Reveals a surprising apple taste. Sold in packs of 12.
Baytown Gift Pack
This three beers carry pack makes a superb gift or souvenir. Choose which three beers you would like in the pack. £9.95 plus £10 delivery charge no matter how many packs are ordered.
Baytown Variety Pack
A 12 pack containing 2 each of Baytown Bitter, Revenue’s Revenge Lager, and each of Squire’s Connivance Porter, Smuggler’s Haul Strong Bitter, Press Gang’s Arrival Pale Ale and Petticoat’s Deceit Cider.