This summer will see White Peak Distillery from Derbyshire releasing its next single malt ‘Small Batch’ in its highly acclaimed Wire Works Whisky series. Wire Works Single Malt Whisky, the first full–scale craft distillery from Derbyshire, released 5,000 numbered bottles at the beginning of February. The whisky received an overwhelming response from the distillery‘s loyal followers and supporters, selling out in just a few hours. This latest release of Wire Works Whisky Small Batch is a recognisable sibling to the inaugural spirit, however with a lower ABV of 46.2%.
Small Batch is a lightly–peated single malt whisky from a small batch vatting of whisky matured in American and French oak casks. The whisky has been fully matured in predominantly STR casks (re-conditioned casks that have been shaved, toasted and re–charred) with a significant element of ex-bourbon. These casks have been selected to create a whisky that is smooth and easy to drink.
White Peak Distillery was founded in 2016 by husband–and–wife team Max & Claire Vaughan. “We were humbled by the fantastic reaction to our first release of Wire Works Whisky in February,” said Max Vaughan, Co–founder of White Peak Distillery. “Our first bottling sold out much more quickly than we could have ever anticipated, so we‘re delighted to be releasing another small batch bottling. We‘re looking forward to the exciting plans we have for the rest of 2022 and beyond.”
Wire Works Whisky Small Batch will be released on June 23 via the White Peak Distillery online shop and in person from the Distillery’s shop from June 24. The release will also be available from selected trade retail partners, including various nationwide independents: Booths (leading food and drink retailer in the northern counties), Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, Selfridges, Berry Bros, House of Malt and Hard to Find Whisky.
You can visit the Distillery’s shop Monday through Saturday, and tours are available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. For more information on availability and times, please visit www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk.