Groundhog Day is Sunday, February 2nd and Wigle Whiskey is celebrating by releasing Phil’s Shadow Maple Barrel Finished Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey.
It’s the third year in a row that the Pittsburgh distillery is coming together with the Punxsutawney Groundhog’s Club to celebrate Groundhog’s Day. The Whiskey is Wigle’s organic Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey finished in maple syrup barrels for 16 months.
Phil’s Shadow is available for pre-order now and will be available for pickup starting on Friday, January 17th. And as if that weren’t reason enough to come out of your winter hole, Punxsutawney Phil himself will be at the distillery from 6 to 9 p.m. A $12 ticket gets you a sample of Phil’s Shadow, a cocktail and chance to meet Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog.
375 ml bottles go for $37. Wigle describes the whiskey as “bold, spicy spirit complemented by a pronounced velvety, rich sweetness.”