If you happen to be anywhere near southern Maine on Saturday, May 19, you’re not going to want to miss this distilling milestone…
Not only is May 19 World Whisky Day, but York, Maine’s Wiggly Bridge Distillery will be filling its 500th barrel.
The distillery is planning a celebration to commemorate the milestone—huge for a small batch craft distillery in Maine. Ticket holders will be able to sign the barrel and their name will be entered in for the chance to seal the barrel by hammering in the bung after the barrel is filled.
Attendees are eligible to receive one of the first 12 bottles from the barrel when it is released in 2022. Along with celebratory cocktails, the celebration includes rolling the barrel to the Wiggly Bridge Rickhouse where the barrel will mature four years.
As Wiggly Bridge Distillery is about to fill it’s 500th barrel, the company reflects back on its dedication and hard work to get to this point since the idea to start the distillery was a dream and passion just six short years ago. When father and son Dave and David Woods took on the challenge to start Wiggly Bridge Distillery their vision was to craft quality hand made spirits. Not only are they living their vision, but the distillery has quintupled production of its award-winning spirits and have expanded to other New England regional states. Their craft is self-taught and this duo is the epitome of hard working, passionate New Englanders now driven by spirits.
• 12 pm-3:00pm: Barrel Signing/cocktails/food
• 3 pm-3:15pm: Wiggly Bridge Fills Barrel No. 500
• 3:30p m: Roll the barrel to the new Wiggly Rick House (bring gloves)
• 4 pm: Bourbon Toast and barrel House dedication
• 5 pm-7 pm: Live Music