White Peak Wire Works Alter Ego
Key Facts About This Single Malt
Distillery: White Peak Distillery
Founder: Max Vaughan
Range: Wire Works
Spirit Type: Single malt
Cask Type: 60% first fill ex-bourbon barrels 40% STR casks
Alcohol by Volume: 51.5%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 5,393 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Awards: Masters Medal at World Whisky Masters 2023
Alter Ego Tasting Notes
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Lemon meringue, sherbet, fresh ginger, vanilla pastry, fruit salad sweets and caramel cream.
Palate: Cream soda, honey, light caramel, gingerbread, mango and malted milk biscuits.
Finish: Caramac, gooseberries, shortbread and light peat.
About This Wire Work's Whisky
This limited edition single malt has been distilled with alternate cut points to previous Wire Works whiskies, bringing forward more fruit and allowing different elements of peat notes to shine through in the final spirit. In addition to the change in the distillers’ cut points, the casks used for the selected vatting lean more on first-fill ex-bourbon than in previous releases, bringing emphasis to the fruit notes, along with a bolder range of vanilla.
‘Alter Ego’ bottled at 51.5% ABV, maintains the balance of higher strength and approachability which has characterised previous releases of Wire Works Whisky.
Max Vaughan, founder of White Peak Distillery said: “We’re always keen to showcase the innovation and creativity we ourselves enjoy. ‘Alter Ego’ is an example of how we are exploring and developing different approaches during our whisky-making to reveal new personality in our spirit.”
“We’re still on a learning curve and it’s exciting to share this with customers and for the longer term we’re interested to get feedback on this release and hope that both our loyal Wire Works supporters and new whisky drinkers will enjoy the whisky for what it is – an approachable, fruit forward yet complex spirit with a wee bit more peat present in the glass.”
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