The debut whisky from Derby's White Peak Distillery embodies a full lifecycle, having been fermented, distilled, and matured on-site at the Wire Works location, which lends its name to the distillery. This distinctive spirit is crafted from a blend of both unpeated and peated malt, and it undergoes a deliberate, slow four-day fermentation process. Adding to its uniqueness is the use of fresh, live yeast sourced from a local Derbyshire brewery, resulting in a distinctive spirit profile. This character is further enriched by the influence of ex-bourbon and STR (Shaved, Toasted, and Recharred) casks during maturation.
Tasting Note by White Peak:
Nose: Vanilla, chocolate, orchard fruit and orange peel on the nose, with roasted malt and toffee on the palate and a strong finish with moments of café mocha, a hint of peat and liquorice all sorts.
Palate: Chocolate-covered cinder toffee, vanilla, Caramac bars, candied ginger, orange peel, macadamia nuts, baked fruits, pear drops, icing sugar, glacé cherries and lightly roasted coffee beans.
Finish: Dark chocolate, a flash of pepper, chilli across the tongue, roasted malt, orchard fruits, raisins, toffee apple, black forest gateaux, butterscotch, cigar box, sandalwood and a wisp of smoke.