White Peak auctions inaugural whiskyBy Alice Brooker
English producer White Peak has partnered with Whisky Auctioneer to auction the first 12 bottles of its Wire Works Whisky.
White Peak Distillery is auctioning the first 12 individually-numbered bottles of its inaugural whisky Wire Works, with proceeds to go to charities Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and The Peak District National Park Foundation.
Claire Vaughan, co-founder of White Peak Distillery, said: “We are very excited to be bringing this auction to life through Whisky Auctioneer and support two important environmental charities in our local Derbyshire region.
“We strive to support our local communities, so when we first launched our inaugural single malt, we saw another great opportunity to again give something back. We hoped that the auction proceeds from these first 12 bottles would help contribute to some brilliant regional causes.
“We are delighted to partner with the Whisky Auctioneer team to make this happen for two fantastic local charity partners: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and The Peak District National Park Foundation, and can’t wait to see how much we can raise.”
White Peak launched 5,000 numbered bottles of Wire Works Whisky in February this year. At the time, the distillery held back bottles one to 12 in the hopes of auctioning them later down the line.
Joe Wilson, head curator and spirits specialist at Whisky Auctioneer, said: “Excitement reverberated in the whisky community earlier this year with the release of the inaugural Wire Works Whisky from White Peak distillery.
“We are sure that these bottles will generate a lot of excitement from our global audience of whisky lovers, offering the exclusive opportunity to collect the very first output from such a young and vibrant distillery which is already held in great esteem.
“To ensure that as much is raised as possible from the auction, we have waived our selling fees and will donate the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the hammer price raised.”
The distillery has previously worked with both beneficiaries involved on numerous fundraising bottlings and activities, including limited edition spirit releases and local environmental initiatives.
The auction will be live on whiskyauctioneer.com from 26 August to 5 September.