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Wire Works Whisky

Wire Works becomes Derbyshire’s First Single Malt Whisky

Derbyshire’s White Peak Distillery has recently announced its first single malt whisky release for the year 2022: Wire Works Whisky. The Wire Works whisky release celebrates the rich history of the location in The Peak District and the beginning of the White Peak Distillery. The Wire Works single malt English whisky inaugural release will be officially on 3rd February 2022.

In 2016, Max Vaughan and Claire Vaughan, co-founders of White Peak Distillery, set out to find a location that has a diverse history and where they can distil spirits. The couple found the location in The Peak District, Derbyshire which was the location for the former Johnson & Nephew wire works by River Derwent. The location is in ancient woodland. The location has a rich history of 120 years. The valley was home to the first water-powered cotton-spinning mills in the UK and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.

The name of the release ‘Wire Works’ is dedicated to the history of the former Johnson & Nephew wire works in the location, where the Peaks distillery found its beginnings. A place of innovation, progress, and passion for the team! The distillery is said to be Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery.

“The journey we’ve been on since we started the distillery has been amazing and full of challenges, but we’ve never lost sight of making the best spirit we can and this moment of releasing our own single malt whisky. We’re realizing a dream that our small and passionate team has been focused on since day one.”

Max Vaughan, The co-founder of White Peak Distillery

Wire Works Whisky uses a mixture of unpeated and peated English malted barley which underwent a four-day fermentation process using a yeast blend sourced from the local Thornbridge brewery. The single malt whisky is matured in first-fill oak casks and ex-bourbon casks to impart a variety of flavours. The whiskey clocks at 50.3% ABV

Tasting Notes (Provided by The Spirits Business)

  • Nose – The whisky boasts aromas of vanilla, chocolate, orchard fruit, and orange peel on the nose.
  • Palate – The whisky delivers flavours of butterscotch, raisins, sandalwood, roasted malt, and toffee apple.
  • Finish – Long, with notes of café mocha, peat and liquorice allsorts.

The team partnered with Allied Glass for the unique design and engineering of the Wire Works Whisky bottle. Allied has been creating distinctive and innovative glass bottles in West Yorkshire for over 150 years. Allied factory uses renewable electricity, pioneer alternative materials to save natural resources, adopt new technologies, and push towards circularity.

We are exceptionally proud of our heritage and local provenance within the Peak District and believe that our Wire Works Whisky brings all of the best elements of our homeland together in one special spirit. In many ways, we are only just at the start and we hope that our supporters and distillery friends will enjoy celebrating this very special moment with us.

By Max Vaughan

Wire Works single malt Whisky will be launching officially on 03.02.2022 and will be available for purchase at a retail price of RRP £65 (US$87.37) per 700ml bottle. You can buy bottling from White Peak Distillery, as well as retailers including Booths, Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Selfridges, House of Malt, and Hard to Find Whisky.

White Peaks Distillery will be releasing the small-batch Wire Works whisky only in 5,016 bottling on 3rd February. The whisky is lightly peated and the distillery will be releasing more bottlings of the whisky in the future. 

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The team will be giving 100 Wire Works Whisky 30ml dram samples to the first 100 customers visiting the distillery on the launch date.  Coffee Buzz & Fizz will also be available at the Distillery from 11 am, offering hot drinks, including speciality coffees made with the distillery’s rum and whisky. Check out the story highlight for the location for the event- 

White Peak Distillery at The Peaks District Valley awaits you to visit them at the official launch of the Wire Works Single Malt Whisky. Something special to fill your tasting glass!!! Set your alarms for the event date-03.02.2022.

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