Wiggly Bridge Ranked 4th Best Craft Rum



 York, Maine – September 18, 2016 – Wiggly Bridge Distillery, a local family owned and operated business that opened the doors to their York Beach distillery just four years ago, has earned national ranking in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, which announced on September 16th that Wiggly Bridge Distillery Small Barrel Rum is the 4th Best Craft Rum in the nation.

Wiggly Bridge Distillery was nominated for the contest by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Voting for the 10 Best Craft Distilleries was all digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website and is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media and through Gannett media outlets, including the websites of its 81 local newspapers and 43 television stations.

Founder and distiller, David Woods started Wiggly Bridge Distillery with his son, Dave when they jokingly came up with the idea to make their own whisky at a family dinner. This is not the first time Wiggly Bridge Distillery has been nationally recognized for their spirits. Their small barrel bourbon, white whisky and small barrel rum each won the American Crafts Spirits Award in 2015.

Wiggly Bridge Distillery Small Barrel Rum is made with 100% Caribbean molasses. It is a buttery smooth white rum that has been rested in freshly dumped bourbon barrels for 6 months. The taste delivers butter up front and barrel in the middle with hints of tropical fruit and a mild bourbon-esque finish. Small Bottles (375 ml) retail for $34.99 and Large Bottles (750 ml) retail for $54.99.

Upon learning of his rum’s national ranking today, David Woods remarked, “The support from everyone who voted out there has been really remarkable. The success of Wiggly Bridge Distillery has already exceeded my wildest expectations. This national ranking is a very exciting moment for myself and family, who have all worked so hard to create the highest quality craft spirits.”

Wiggly Bridge Distillery’s national ranking for their Small Barrel Rum comes at a time when the business is expanding. This year Wiggly Bridge opened their second distillery at a barn on Route 1 in York. Wiggly Bridge expanded distribution to include Massachusetts just this month and they celebrated their presence in MA with an event at Cambridge Spirits on September 15th.

To commemorate the ranking of Wiggly Bridge Small Barrel Rum as the 4th best in the nation, fans of this local craft distillery are invited to join the Woods family to celebrate National Rum Punch Day at the Wiggly Bridge Distillery on Route 1 in York. Complimentary Caribbean bites will be served and the rum punch will be flowing with happy hour pricing of $5/glass.


About Wiggly Bridge Distillery:

The idea to make craft spirits all started when David Woods and his son, Dave joked “let’s make our own whisky” over a family dinner. Since then the father-son team have taught themselves how to fabricate their own copper stills by watching YouTube videos and developed craft spirits based on techniques they learned from reading books from the 1800s. From hobby to obsession to profession, the Woods family has created award-winning spirits, which include their small barrel bourbon, white whisky, small barrel rum, white rum, vodka and gin. The first Wiggly Bridge Distillery opened in 2012 in York Beach, Maine and in 2016 the family added a second, larger distillery on Route 1 in York. Wiggly Bridge Distillery spirits are distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and are also available for online purchase in more than 40 states.


About 10Best.com:

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. In 2012, 10Best.com averaged more than 700,000 monthly unique visitors generating approximately 28 million page views.  It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.


About USA Today:

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.  Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms.  An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).


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Wiggly Bridge Contact:                                                                                              Press Contact:

Amanda Woods                                                                                     Elizabeth Ethridge McGann

P: 207-752-1688                                                                                                     P: 203-979-0985

E: wigglygirlamanda@gmail.com                                             E: elizabeth@ethridgemcgann.com



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