Wigle Whiskey Review A Pittsburgh Staple You Must Try
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I remember when Wigle Whiskey opened their doors in Pittsburgh. I was so excited that the craft spirits scene was taking off, and eager to get my hands on any of the concoctions that the distillery was producing.
It is unfortunate to have to admit this, but at the time their namesake whiskeys were not to my liking. I have never been fond of white rye and wheat whiskeys and usually prefer my grain spirits to be aged for several years to get the flavors from the large oak barrels. In being a new distillery, their aging program simply did not exist at the time, so I knew I would have to wait longer for the styles I enjoy.
Although I wasn’t fond of the whiskey when Wigle launched, I found myself oddly attached to the Ginever Gin they also produced- another spirit I never really got into the habit of drinking. Soon after I was consuming every cocktail in the city with this delicious spirit and couldn’t get enough.
That was in 2012 when Wigle was founded. Fast-forward to the present day, and all that has changed.
A Brief History Of Wigle Whiskey
Wigle’s story pays homage to Phillip Wigle, one of the instigators of the Whiskey Rebellion tax protest in the late 1700s. At the time, Pittsburgh was the epicenter of whiskey production in the USA, and Wigle strives to use the same brewing methods from back then when making their spirits- including using similar technology and local ingredients.
When you visit you’ll have to ask the bartenders to tell this one in full, as everyone we’ve met at both locations is incredibly friendly and more than willing to share the inspiring history of Phillip Wigle and the rebellion.
But the history of Wigle is not what you’re here for. You want to know about the alcohol!
An Explosion Of Spirits
We paid a return visit to Wigle in June 2015 for the unveiling of their new aged bourbons , bitters, and more, and were surprised with how large the collection of spirits in their arsenal has become.
In addition to the gin that we are slightly addicted to, and the white whiskeys we are not, Wigle is now producing rums made from local honey , barrel aged varieties of all of their spirits , the brand new bourbons we previously mentioned, and an experimental line of whiskeys which recently included a four-grain variety, whiskeys aged in unique barrel woods, and a hops infused creation that left us pondering the combination of such complex flavors.
Now we’re talking.
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Made From Scratch In Pittsburgh Pa
Wigle is hell bent on creating a vital, educated community around the highest quality, most inventive, bursting-with-terroir fermented and distilled products in the world. We’re strong believers of investing in our communities to support the agricultural, social and economic systems of which we are a part. Our innovation team devotes enormous amounts of resources into research and make each one of our dozens of regionally inspired spirits from scratch!
Pa + Dc Spirits Shipping Shop
WE CAN ONLY SHIP TO PA AND DC RESIDENTS. Spirits shipped to any other state will be refunded.
All spirits are shipped via FedEx to PA and DC. Make your selection below and well ship your bottles out ASAP.
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If you live in the Pittsburgh area, please consider the distillery pickup option. We cannot ship to PO Boxes but can ship to your nearest FedEx location for pickup. In this case, please note your preferred FedEx location in the comments on your order.
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The Strip District Location Now Has A Full Restaurant
In 2020, Wigle renovated their Strip District location to expand into more of the mixed-use building they were occupying. This allowed for growth in their bar space but also to add on a full kitchen menu as well!
The food menu here reads a lot like a gastropub food menu with light appetizers including pierogi, pulled pork chips, dip, and cheese curds and mains like a Reuben, salmon tacos, and soups and salads.
But buried within this menu are some more unique options as well, like their falafel waffle which was made with falafel batter as a base and topped with sour cream cucumber salad and a house hot sauce. Think of the texture of a waffle with an amazingly crisp exterior but all the flavors of a falafel. It could’ve used a bit more of the sauces on top, but it was one of the more inventive dishes we’ve had in recent memory.
Pair that with a cocktail and, well, you can call us happy!
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