It all started during a family dinner with a joking statement of “lets make our own whisky.” With a shared love for good whisky and fascination to see how things are made, this father and son team decided to explore the idea. David and David Woods researched and studied (and some say obsessed) over how to build a still and process alcohol.
Being fortunate enough to travel to the Caribbean they decided to build and operate a small hand made copper still on the island of Montserrat to put their research to the test. Turns out they were quite good at it and grew even more intrigued by the craft of small batch distilling. What they made rivaled some of their favorite brands, with a bit of a twist.
Now, winning awards, the Woods family understand that they have created something very special.
Father & Son
The Woods family are an old fashioned, hard working bunch that run numerous businesses in York, Maine. Their passion for hard work is unprecedented. Wiggly Bridge Distillery, like the other businesses, is family owned and operated and committed to providing quality products and customer service.
Father, David Woods has always been self-employed and is the true embodiment of an entrepreneurial spirit. With several handfuls of business ventures under his belt, David half-jokingly attributes his enthusiasm for launching so many projects to a slight case of ADD. He is always thinking of ways to develop and improve his businesses. And with Wiggly Bridge Distillery, his passion for excellence means that he tries and tests many recipes and is always striving to make each batch better than the last. When he’s not distilling or stopping in at the other businesses, David enjoys spending time with his kids and six grandchildren.
Young David Woods (little David) has been part of the family business since a young age and it is where his heart belongs. He truly is a jack of all trades and his current adventure is building Wiggly Bridge Distillery’s copper still. David is a self-taught welder who learned how to make coppers stills by watching youtube videos. With a knack for knowing how things work and extremely reliable tastebuds, David is an expert at picking up certain subtleties in his spirits. When he’s not working at the other family businesses or blending barrels for the next batch, he enjoys being home with his son and daughter.