Thursday, January 27, 2022


The Derbyshire based White Peak Distillery, has today announced the launch of its inaugural whisky.

Wire Works Whisky (50.3% ABV) is a lightly peated single malt whisky, which was matured in a variety of carefully selected first fill oak casks, including ex-bourbon barrels and STR (re-conditioned casks that have been shaved, toasted and re-charred) casks.

Wire Works Whisky

Wire Works Whisky, is said to celebrate its rich homeland and the brewing heritage for which the region is so renowned. Every aspect of production and maturation is done onsite at the distillery to ensure that the unique location and environment can play their part in the provenance of the final spirit.

Provenance, heritage and flavour are at the heart of the distillery ethos and whisky-making process, and its home at the dramatic, former Johnson & Nephew Wire Works, is celebrated within the whisky brand.

White Peak Distillery, which was founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife team Max and Claire Vaughan, is Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery.

Commenting on the news, Max Vaughan, said: “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 realising a dream that our small and passionate team has been focused on since day one. 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.”

Limited to 5,016 numbered bottles, Wire Works Whisky will be available from February 3rd, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £65.00.

Posted by Steve Rush