Wednesday, December 06, 2023


The Derbyshire based White Peak Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new special limited-edition release ahead of Christmas.

Wire Works Full Port (52.4% ABV) is a single malt whisky, which has been fully matured in Tawny Port casks.

Wire Works Full Port

The Port casks which were chosen to compliment the lightly-peated Wire Works spirit, were produced by Sandra Dias and the team at the Dias Cooperage, near Porto, Portugal.

This latest release, which is the first whisky from White Peak to have been fully matured entirely in Port casks, is said to deliver notes of bakewell pudding, milk chocolate, cinder toffee, burnt sugar, cinnamon buns, liquorice all sorts, cherry lozenges, toasted almond, candied ginger and strawberry jam on the nose. Followed by notes of marzipan, strawberries and cream, tinned peaches, lemon curd, vanilla fudge, spearmint, dark chocolate, grapefruit zest and iced buns on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Claire Vaughan, White Peak Distillery Co-Founder, said: “We wanted to create a whisky that celebrates a twist on our provenance, heritage and flavour. We have visited the cooperage where we sourced our port casks from on numerous occasions and greatly admire the intimate style of the business, the highly-skilled small team and the traditional techniques used that are passed down through the generations of the same family. All these factors ensure that we are using casks of an exceptionally high quality, which lead to a complex maturation of our whisky, adding further layers of complexity to the final spirit.”

Limited to around 2,000 bottles, Wire Works Full Port, is now available directly from the distillery and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £67.00.

 Posted by Steve Rush