White Peak Distillery Introduces Wire Works Virgin Oak Whisky

Wire Works Whisky

White Peak Distillery, based in Derbyshire, has announced the release of its new Wire Works Virgin Oak whisky. This release adds a bold dimension to the distillery’s Wire Works Whisky line and is a progression towards a permanent offering in their portfolio, following the launch of Caduro in March this year.

Wire Works Virgin Oak, presented at 50.5% ABV, showcases the distinctive flavor profile of the Wire Works house style. It is crafted using lightly peated malted barley, live brewer’s yeast, and a six-day fermentation process. The whisky is initially matured in premium, first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and finished in virgin American oak barrels from Kelvin Cooperage. These barrels are chosen for their varied toast and char levels, contributing to the whisky’s complex blend of sweet, spicy, and oak-forward flavors.

Claire Vaughan, co-founder of White Peak Distillery, emphasizes the unique character of this whisky, particularly its journey in new wood and its variety of flavors, ranging from vanilla and toasted nuts to caramel and toffee. This makes it an ideal choice for savoring by the fireside.

White Peak Distillery, established by Max & Claire Vaughan seven years ago, has gained recognition for its whisky, visitor experiences, and sustainable packaging practices. The distillery has won multiple awards in recent years.

Availability and Pricing:

  • Wire Works Virgin Oak is available from 20th October.
  • Sold at the distillery shop, online, and through partners like Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.
  • Priced at £67 per 70cl bottle, featuring 2,769 individually numbered bottles.
  • It is 100% natural in color and non-chill filtered.

For enthusiasts wishing to visit, White Peak offers distillery tours every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Booking details can be found on their website.

Tasting Notes of Wire Works Virgin Oak:

  • Nose: Banoffee pie, fruit salad sweets, pistachio, and cranberries.
  • Palate: Treacle tart, toasted nuts, and sweet spice.
  • Finish: Light lingering smoke.