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White Peak Wire Works Amarone

Sale price£74.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt

Distillery: White Peak Distillery

Range: Wire Works

Region: English

Spirit Type: Single malt

Cask Type: Bourbon casks finished in Amarone wine casks

Alcohol by Volume: 54.1%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 662 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Amarone Tasting Notes

Official tasting notes

Nose: Blackcurrant cordial, milk chocolate, furniture polish, orange oil, fresh strawberries, candied ginger, wine gums. 

Palate: Sultanas, liquorice, maraschino cherries, clove, cinnamon, cranberries, Turkish Delight. 

Finish: Dark chocolate, icing sugar, strawberry laces, freshly roasted coffee. 

About this Wire Work's release

Over the last couple of years, White Peak has curated a limited number of wine casks for both full and dual maturation. The casks have been selected to compliment their house style and are warehoused on site at their home at the Wire Works in Derbyshire. Over the coming months, they’re releasing three different wine cask finishes. They’re kicking off the Wire Works Wine Series with Amarone and, once they’re ready, they’ll be following up with Madeira and Moscatel.

First fill wine casks are generally active and can add significant personality to a whisky. The robust nature of the Wire Works lightly-peated house style is complimented by these wine casks, together showcasing complex fruits and subtle smoke.

Wire Works source wine casks directly from their long-term partners J. Dias & CA (Porto, Portugal). Dias originally coopered these casks for their first use in the wine industry. They then have access to high-quality fresh casks where they know the provenance of the wood, the traditional manufacturing processes, and a personal connection with the people who craft them. The Dias cask DNA is a constant in the flavour journey of this Wire Works Wine Series.

Amarone, a prized rich and fruity red wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy, is known for its unique Appassimento winemaking method. Grapes are naturally dried for approx. 120 days, rested in stainless vats, and finally aged in American or French oak barriques (or ‘tonneaux’) for at least 12 months.

The 16-month finish period for this whisky was set off in the depths of winter 2023. Initially a slow start and then, thanks to the first fill wine barriques, the flavours began to intensify over the summer. As the year progressed and temperatures cooled, the whisky mellowed and integrated beautifully. Skip forward to Spring 2024, and these casks showcase rich and powerful fruity notes, with bucketloads of chocolate and mellow spice.

White Peak Wire Works Amarone
White Peak Wire Works Amarone Sale price£74.95