1 July 2024

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

White Peak Distillery
Wire Works Whisky - Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt English Whisky 
53.4% ABV / RRP: £65.00

Nose: A fruit led frenzy of apple turnovers, pink grapefruit, grilled peaches, lemon sherbets, foam bananas and a bag of Starburst kick off the nasal niceties. Followed by notes of vanilla cheesecake, Caramac, malted milk biscuits, buttered popcorn, smashed avocado on granary toast, candied ginger and gentle wisps of smoke.

Palate: A moreish mouthful of M&S lemon curd iced buns, Kellogg’s Crunchy nut cornflakes and chocolate hobnobs kick off the palatable pleasures, along with aniseed twists, pink grapefruit, spiced baked apples and toasted almonds. The palatable pleasures continue in abundance with vanilla fudge, coconut ice, burnt caramel, chili infused honey, stem ginger in syrup, ground black pepper, five spice, eucalyptus and peat smoke.

Finish: A gloriously gutsy finish that provides the perfect highlights package of a dram that has an amazing sensory story to tell!

Summary: When it comes to craft whisky distilling in England, White Peak Distillery ticks all the right boxes with regards to its craft credentials, authenticity, ethos, innovation and of course its liquid. To date, each and every release from this trailblazing Derbyshire based distillery has well and truly knocked it out of the park in my opinion. This latest bottling is now not only a contender for my favourite Wire Works release to date, but it’s also one of the best Bourbon matured single malts (from anywhere) that I’ve sampled so far this year!