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Wire Works Bourbon Barrel: Derbyshire’s Premier Single Malt Whisky

Wire Works Bourbon Barrel: Derbyshire's Premier Single Malt Whisky
Discover the Wire Works Bourbon Barrel, Derbyshire's top single malt whisky, aged in bourbon casks. Explore the unique flavors from White Peak Distillery.

Discover the Unique Taste of Wire Works Bourbon Barrel

Introducing Derbyshire‘s Finest Single Malt Whisky

When you think of British single malt whisky, Scotland might be the first place that comes to mind. However, whiskys from other parts of Britain, like Derbyshire, are making their mark. The White Peak Distillery in Derbyshire is now releasing its latest expression: the Wire Works Bourbon Barrel. This single malt whisky is a testament to the fine craft happening in England’s Peak District, aged to perfection in bourbon casks.

The Unique Flavor Profile of Wire Works Bourbon Barrel

This new release from White Peak Distillery is fully matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks, giving it a distinctive flavor. The Wire Works Bourbon Barrel is bottled with a high ABV of 53.5%, revealing a complex yet balanced profile. Expect fruity and vanilla notes on the nose, with a nutty, zesty flavor that includes hints of apple and ginger. The whisky is non-chill filtered, ensuring it retains its full character.

The Craftsmanship Behind White Peak Distillery

Max Vaughan, founder of White Peak Distillery, expresses his excitement for their second permanent expression. According to Vaughan, the Wire Works Bourbon Barrel is a signature whisky that elevates their house style. It showcases the unique flavor elements derived from their Derbyshire home, lightly-peated malt barley, fresh Brewer’s yeast, long fermentation, and slow distillation processes.

Highlighting the Distillery’s Character

Using exclusively ex-bourbon barrels for maturation allows the distillery’s true house character to shine through. Vaughan mentions, “It’s over 6 years since we fired up the stills, and we feel the time is right in 2024 to open up our soul with this release. This is some of our oldest liquid from our favorite casks, and we hope White Peak whisky lovers enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our journey so far.”

Availability and Pricing

The Wire Works Bourbon Barrel will be available online starting July 5. Priced at £65 ($82) for a 700 ml bottle, it presents a worthwhile investment for whisky enthusiasts seeking a unique addition to their collection.

Flavor Elements in Wire Works Bourbon Barrel

Tasting Notes Details
Nose Fruity, Vanilla
Palate Nutty, Zesty, Apple, Ginger
Finish Long, Complex
ABV 53.5%

A Bright Future for Derbyshire Single Malt Whiskys

The Wire Works Bourbon Barrel from White Peak Distillery shines a spotlight on the exceptional quality of Derbyshire single malt whiskys. It captures the spirit of innovation and tradition, offering a rich and flavorful experience for whisky lovers. Be sure to grab a bottle of this exquisite whisky and savor the unique flavors crafted in the heart of Derbyshire.

Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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