World Whisky Day 500th Barrel Filling Celebration

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World Whisky Day 500th Barrel Filling Celebration
Wiggly Bridge Distillery, 441 US ROUTE 1 York Maine, May 19th 12-5pm

YORK, MAINE, May 19, 2018​ — Not only is May 19th World Whisky Day, but Wiggly Bridge Distillery will be filling their 500th barrel. A celebration is planned to commemorate this huge milestone for a small batch craft distillery in Maine. The celebration will begin at 12pm at 441 US Route 1 in York. 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 maturate 4 years. Join us for our barrel house dedication and ribbon cutting with a celebratory bourbon toast.

As Wiggly Bridge Distillery is about to fill it’s 500th barrel, they reflect back on their dedication and hard work to get to this point since the idea to start the distillery was a dream and passion 6 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 their 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: ​www.WigglyBridgeDistillery/events​ or
Celebration schedule:

12:00pm-3:00pm: Barrel Signing/cocktails/food.
3:00pm-3:15pm: Join us as we fill barrel number 500.
3:30pm: Roll the barrel to the new Wiggly Rick House (bring gloves) 4:00pm: Bourbon Toast and barrel House dedication
5:00-7:00pm: Live Music

About the Company


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 with an agave release in the next few months. 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.

For more information:

Amanda Woods


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