Wigle Whiskey is releasing just 500 bottles (two barrels) of its five-year reserve whiskey as its Strip District Reserve Whiskey. Like many of Wigle’s limited releases, this bottle features a label designed by a local artist, in this case it is Sarah Zeffiro capturing the energy and businesses of the Strip District. The five-and-a-half year aged whiskey is described as featuring malt, tobacco and baking spices. Order the 750 ml bottles of the 80 proof whiskey for delivery across Pennsylvania, pick up at the distillery or at Wigle’s Ross Park Mall location.
Maggie’s Strip Reserve Rum will be released on Saturday, October 24th. The rum is their standard 50/50 Dark Rum (half white rum, half aged Central American blend) aged for two years versus the normal six months of aging.
Maggie’s Farm Strip Reserve Rum will be $45 for a 750 ml bottle, and available at the Strip District distillery as well as available for shipping across Pennsylvania.
One of the silver linings of the pandemic has certainly been seeing distilleries getting creative by offering packaged cocktails to go and for delivery. And has the months have stretched on the packaging has gotten significantly more attractive. Wigle Whiskey has had the packaging down from the get-go with their bottled Old-Fashioned Bourbon Cocktail.
So we’ve got good news and bad news. The good: The bottled Old-Fashioned will be back in stock on Friday, October 9th at the Pittsburgh distillery. The bad: it’s the last batch for the year. So if you’re considering the gift of easy cocktails this holiday season, now is the time to get your credit card out.
The bottled Old Fashioned is made with Wigle’s Organic Straight Pennsylvania Bourbon, Wigle’s own orange bitters and sweetened with cane sugar. You just have to pour it over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel.
The pop-up is located between Anthropologie and Free People stores in the Pittsburgh lifestyle center that also features Google’s Pittsburgh offices. The shop will offer bottle sales of both Wigle spirits and Threadbare ciders.
The grand opening celebration is set for Friday, October 2nd from 10 am to 6 pm with two dollar discounts on Wigle’s Cinnamon Whiskey and Threadbare’s Sweet Peach Cider.
The pop-up will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm.
It’s good to see Wigle Whiskey is back to their relentless release schedule, even if it occasionally makes this website look like a Wigle announcement board. But what do you know, Wigle has another release set for today, Thursday, September 24th. This time it is their Limoncello’s chance to grab headlines.
For each batch produced, Wigle employees and some dedicated volunteers hand peel lemons which are then steeped in Wigle’s made-from-scratch spirits with some sugar for just the right amount of sweetness.
If we’re admitting it’s pumpkin season then that means it’s also Oktoberfest season. And that normally means malty German lagers and beer festivals. But with festivals on hold, maybe its time to update your Oktoberfest traditions with a whiskey?
Wigle Whiskey’s O’zapft is is back. The whiskey is distilled from Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest Lager and is said to have a taste “reminiscent of Scotch whisky, with notes of cherry, vanilla, and oak.” And why “O’zapft is” for the name? Well that’s the traditional proclamation that the mayor of Munich kicks off Oktoberfest with. In English, it translates to “it’s tapped.”
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Wigle Whiskey is releasing a special edition whiskey, Suffragette Rye. The limited release features an eye catching colorful label designed by local Pittsburgh artist, Dakota Rethage. Over the next couple of weeks, Wigle Whiskey will also be celebrating its female employees through a social media campaign, #womenofwigle.
On Monday night, The American Craft Spirits Association virtually hosted their annual awards banquet. 152 distillers across the United States, as well as the Caribbean and Central America, submitted entries to be judged. Pennsylvania historically does very well and is the case again this evening as Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey took home a boatload of awards (20 in total) including the Best in Specialty Spirits award for their Saffron Amaro.
Pennsylvania did well as a state again, by our count, ten distilleries combined to win 40 awards.
While looking through its inventory, Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey realized one of the barrels would be turning 4 this Leap Day. And of course they couldn’t resist turning the barrel into a Deep Cut, Bottled in Bond release.
The 100 proof whiskey is aged 4 years and has a mash bill of 64% rye and 36% malted barley. Wigle describes the whiskey as having “delicious notes of dark cherry, pepper up front and brown sugar on the finish.” Just 200 bottles of the whiskey will be available. Get your bottle at Wigle’s Ross Park Mall location or at the distillery on the 29th. The mall has the additional benefit cupcakes “baked with a prize” by Sinful Sweets in Pittsburgh.
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.