Wiggly Bridge Distillery to fill 500th whiskey barrel

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. wigglybridge

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.

To join in on the celebration, tickets can be purchased at Wiggly Bridge Distillery’s website or on Facebook.

Celebration schedule:
• 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

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at http://www.storenvy.com/products/510365-beerituality-dvd and can be streamed and downloaded at amazon.com

Posted on April 24, 2018, in craft spirits, news, press release, spirits, Uncategorized, whiskey and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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