Derbyshire’s White Peak Distillery breaks report with inaugural whisky at public sale for native charities
Derbyshire’s first ever whisky Distillery, White Peak, has bought its first 12 bottles of its inaugural Wire Works Whisky launch for over £15,000 at public sale for charity.
The individually-numbered bottles of Wire Works Whisky – Derbyshire’s first ever single malt whisky – have been auctioned by way of Whisky Auctioneer, with the entire proceeds going to native Derbyshire charities. Wire Works Whisky bottle no. 1 individually bought for an unimaginable hammer value of £9,900 – the very best value paid at public public sale for a single bottle of English whisky*.
The public sale ran from 26th August – 5th September and invited whisky lovers from the UK and past to position their bids individually for every of the 12 bottles of Wire Works Whisky. Through the 10-day interval, over 370 bids had been obtained from bidders throughout the UK, in addition to from Denmark, Singapore, China and Andorra.
White Peak launched simply over 5,000 numbered bottles of its long-awaited first launch Wire Works Whisky single malt in February this 12 months and the whisky obtained a rare response from the Distillery’s loyal followers and supporters, promoting out each in shops and on-line in only a few hours. Since then, the Distillery has launched 4 extra whiskies below the Wire Works label with every one receiving important acclaim inside the whisky neighborhood.
Since being based in 2016 by husband-and-wife group Max & Claire Vaughan – each initially from Derbyshire – the Distillery continues to go from energy to energy, having received awards for its Distillery customer experiences, white spirits and – after all its well-known and far wanted single malt whisky.
Claire Vaughan from White Peak mentioned: “We’re completely delighted and humbled by the response to this charity public sale. To have raised over £15,000 for our charity companions alongside Whisky Auctioneer could be very particular…. to not point out a particular second for English whisky! We hope that the proceeds might help to assist our local people and a few implausible environmental tasks for each Derbyshire Wildlife Belief and The Peak District Nationwide Park Basis.”
The charities will obtain 100% of the public sale proceeds, in addition to the auctioneers charges waived by Whisky Auctioneer. The Distillery has beforehand labored with each charities on quite a few fundraising bottlings and actions, together with limited-edition spirit releases and native environmental initiatives.
Joe Wilson, Head Curator and Spirits Specialist at Whisky Auctioneer, mentioned: “That is an thrilling outcome for each Whisky Auctioneer and White Peak Distillery. To interrupt the world report in such a fast-growing class with a distillery’s first launch is momentous and we congratulate Max, Claire and their colleagues. This historic second challenges the standard dominance of established areas akin to Scotland and Eire within the single malt class, and we look ahead to the longer term growth of England’s vibrant whisky trade. We’re proud to have supported the White Peak group in elevating over £15,000 for charity with the inclusion of Whisky Auctioneer’s donation of £1,394.30.”
For these wanting to go to White Peak, the Distillery is open Monday – Saturday for store guests, with excursions accessible each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For availability, timings and to e book, please go to www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk
*in accordance with analysis from publicly accessible information.
About White Peak Distillery:
Provenance, heritage and flavour are on the coronary heart of the Distillery ethos and whisky-making course of, and its house on the dramatic former Johnson & Nephew Wire Works is well known inside the whisky model. The Distillery’s woodland house on the banks of the River Derwent has a protracted historical past of innovation and kinds a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Web site.
Wire Works Whisky celebrates its wealthy homeland and the brewing heritage for which the area is so famend. Each side of manufacturing and maturation is finished onsite on the Distillery to make sure that the distinctive location and setting can play their half within the provenance of the ultimate spirit.
The lightly-peated single malt whisky has been created utilizing a mix of English un-peated and peated malted barley. A flavour-focused four-day fermentation makes use of a novel yeast Mix incorporating dwell yeast sourced from a neighborhood Peak District brewery.
The Distillery’s conventional, bespoke copper pot stills have been hand-built by McMillan and are run slowly to assist produce the specified flavour profile. The ultimate spirit is matured in quite a lot of rigorously chosen first fill oak casks, together with ex-bourbon, virgin and STR (re-conditioned casks which have been shaved, toasted and re-charred), including the ultimate wealthy flavours to the whisky.
Whisky Auctioneer is the worldwide market chief and trusted authority on the shopping for and promoting of whisky and spirits at public sale. Based in 2013 and headquartered in Perth, Whisky Auctioneer utilises its experience and information mixed with its public sale platform to extend curiosity and keenness within the whisky and spirits neighborhood.
Whisky Auctioneer endeavours to make the secondary market extra accessible for consumers and sellers of any background and demographic, wherever on the planet they’re primarily based. Its month-to-month international auctions characteristic essentially the most complete number of previous, uncommon and collectible whiskies and spirits on-line, and are unmatched in quantity, number of bottles provided and costs achieved. Whisky Auctioneer is obsessed with connecting these bottles with those that share their ardour and actively assist their clients of their goals, whether or not consuming, amassing or investing.
In February 2021, the web public sale home made historical past throughout the iconic sale of The Good Assortment, when a bottle of The Macallan 1926 Wonderful and Uncommon 60 12 months Outdated bought for a hammer value of £1 million. This was the primary time a single bottle of whisky has bought at an online-only public sale for a million kilos.
Whisky Auctioneer turned the primary on-line public sale home to promote a million-pound bottle and outperformed the closest conventional public sale home by 200% in worth from spirits gross sales in 2020, showcasing the transfer that whisky collectors, buyers and drinkers have already made on-line and firmly establishing their main place inside the trendy secondary whisky market.
The enterprise at the moment sees over 100,000 bids monthly and has performed deliveries to 74 international locations throughout the globe. It additionally opened its first European base in Germany in 2020.
The enterprise’ Founder, Iain McClune, was listed as ‘One to Watch’ in The Telegraph’s Most Bold Enterprise Leaders 2020 programme.
About Derbyshire Wildlife Belief:
They’re a small charity with massive concepts, uniquely positioned to guide change in Derbyshire. They’re daring, grassroots-oriented and native while additionally being a part of a powerful, cohesive motion, the Wildlife Trusts.
Their targets by 2030 are as follows:
- 33% of Derbyshire can be managed for wildlife
- They’ll have no less than 1 million wild connections every year
- 1 in 4 folks will act for wildlife
- We can be carbon constructive
For extra data and to assist The Derbyshire Wildlife Belief go to: www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/assist
About The Peak District Nationwide Park Basis:
An unbiased charity that helps to take care of the Peak District Nationwide Park and to make it accessible for all.
Their imaginative and prescient is a Nationwide Park loved and conserved by everybody, ceaselessly. It must be a vibrant, vibrant, and secure house for the wildlife all of us love. Their proper to benefit from the Nationwide Park was exhausting received by extraordinary folks. In that spirit, let’s battle to make it ever extra accessible, for everybody to take pleasure in. However it is usually distinctive and really fragile; we should all the time attempt to maintain it particular. That is what they consider – and why they exist. Together with your assist, they’ll begin to make good issues occur.