England's White Peak Distillery launches Alter Ego single malt

England's White Peak Distillery launches Alter Ego single malt

Alter Ego has been designed to show a different side to the distillery's character, exemplified in its Wire Works Whisky

News | 12 Jun 2023

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English distillery Wire Works is exploring a new dimension of its house style in a new whisky release.

Alter Ego has been designed as an alternative take on the distillery's inaugural release, the lightly peated Wire Works Whisky, which launched in early 2022.

The new single malt has been distilled with alternative cut points to previous Wire Works whiskies, which White Peak says brings forward more fruit notes, and features a higher proportion of spirit matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, emphasising notes of fruit and vanilla.

Max Vaughan, co-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."

Alter Ego is bottled at 51.5% ABV with natural colour and without chill filtration. It is available via the distillery shop, through specialist retailers including Master of Malt and Berry Bros. & Rudd, and online at whitepeakdistillery.co.uk (RRP £65).

The release of Alter Ego follows that of White Peak's Caduro whisky earlier in 2023, the first permanent expression in the distillery's whisky collection.
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