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White Peak Distillery prepares for first whisky release

UK spirits producer White Peak Distillery is preparing for the release of its first single malt whisky. 

The Derbyshire distiller is set to launch the whisky in October 2021 and has set up a crowdfunding campaign to build momentum and fundraise for the launch. 

White Peak was founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife team Max and Claire Vaughan. Its stable of spirits so far includes its Shining Cliff Gin range, new make and maturing single malt spirit, and it also has garnered awards for its distillery visitor experiences. 

Launching its first single malt whisky is the next step in its journey, marking a major moment for the team, its supporters and the English whisky community. As it prepares to launch the whisky, White Peak is also offering the opportunity to become a shareholder in the business and is inviting interested parties to support its Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign.

Max Vaughan said: "Our journey over the past five years has been incredibly rewarding. We are so proud to have established the distillery as a recognised, innovative business within the Peak District, whilst winning awards for our spirits within the drinks industry and our visitor experience within our vital local community.

"Our team is passionate about the business we’re building: our extraordinary location and its regeneration, the heritage we are building upon and the spirits we are curating as a true taste of our homeland. We are all now excited for the next chapter of our story to unfold with the release of our single malt whisky later this year.

"To make the most of this opportunity and so that we can accelerate our growth plans, we’ve decided to launch our crowdfunding campaign and the interest so far has been amazing."

Further details about White Peak's crowdfunding campaign can be found on, with the opportunity to invest open until 23 April.

The distillery will also be reopening for visitors, tours and tastings from 22 May (subject to the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England).

8 April 2021 - Bethany Whymark