Family-made, handcrafted goods of any kind tend to possess something special about them that big companies can’t produce. That sentence might bring to mind things like furniture, artwork and food, but at Wiggly Bridge Distillery, it means whisky – and good whisky at that. Run by a father and duo who have a taste for good spirits, Wiggly Bridge Distillery provides York and the surrounding area with some of the finest small-batch whisky and rum around.
AUSTIN, Texas - On Sunday, Feb. 15, the winners of the Second Annual Craft Spirits Competition were honored during the Awards Dinner as part of the ACSA Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Austin, and York, Maine-based Wiggly Bridge Distillery hit a trifecta with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finish in the 2015 American Craft Spirits Association's Craft Spirits Judging Awards.
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I recently had the chance to meet with the very impressive folks from Wiggly Bridge Distillery, a family owned and operated business in York, Maine. You’re probably wondering what a food blogger is doing in a distillery? I think I have friends in all the right places!
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Last Wednesday, I day tripped down to York, Maine and had a delightful peek into the spirited life and business of the Woods family. Dave, his son David, and daughter-in-law Amanda run Wiggly Bridge Distillery on the main strip in York.
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Dave Woods, 59, owner and operator of Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine, wasn’t deterred by the rules. Prodded by his son, he began distilling spirits on Montserrat in the Caribbean where he owns a home. That went well, but Woods wanted to do something to keep himself busy in Maine.
Wiggly Bridge products are so far in restaurants and retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The company just penned an agreement to distribute to all Hannaford stores in Maine. "We're proud of that," said Woods.
Sixty-one, and counting, to be precise. That's how many distilleries there are in New England producing world-class spirits.
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