English spirits producer White Peak Distillery has created Alter Ego as an ‘alternative flavour' expression to its flagship Wire Works whisky.The new Wire Works Alter Ego has ‘rich fruit flavours’ and is bottled at 51.5% ABV. The single malt has been distilled with alternate cut points to previous Wire Works whiskies, resulting in more fruit and different elements of peat notes. Furthermore, the casks used for vatting rely more on ex-Bourbon than in previous releases, bringing ‘emphasis to the fruit notes’ and a ‘bolder range of vanilla’. Max Vaughan, founder of Derbyshire-based 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 will be available to buy from 10 June from the distillery shop and online, as well as from Berry Bros & Rudd, Master of Malt and select independents across the UK. It is priced at RRP £65 (US$81) per 700ml. Earlier this year, White Peak released Caduro as its first whisky to be offered as a refill.