Two Medals in the World Whisky Masters
A Gold and a Masters
Wire Works Whisky has won two medals in the World Whisky Masters, with Caduro being awarded a coveted Gold Medal and Wire Works Alter Ego with a Master’s Medal – the highest accolade in the competition. Caduro is now a double gold winner, as this medal joins the IWSC gold won earlier in 2023. Wire Works Alter Ego was the only single malt in this year’s ‘world whisky’ category to be awarded a Master’s Medal.
Caduro, bottled at 46.8% ABV, is the essence of our core house style. This whisky has plenty of orchard fruits, with citrus zest, vanilla and a wisp of smoke on the finish.
Bottled at 51.5% ABV, Alter Ego is a vatting matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks and our signature STRs . For this release, way back in 2019, we adjusted the distillers’ cut points and filled predominantly bourbon casks, giving a different character to the whisky, with tropical fruit and sweet shortbread flavours.
Wire Works Alter Ego and Caduro share the same DNA, but each release shows different facets of the Wire Works personality.
What it means to us
As a young distillery, these medals are a real boost for our team. We want to create quality, flavour-forward whisky that people will enjoy, and a Derbyshire-born brand that people will recognise. In the 18 months since we launched Wire Works Whisky, we’ve been humbled by the response. Our single malt has received back-to-back Master’s awards in the 2022 and 2023 World Whisky Masters, which is hugely motivating and sets the bar high for the future!