Roll into Spring on May 5th as Wigle Whiskey releases maltmalt whiskey, developed in collaboration with Spoonwood Brewing.  The festivities will begin with the 4th annual Barrel Roll from Wigle’s distillery, at 2401 Smallman Street in the Strip district at 5 PM with some of Pittsburgh’s most creative organizations, having constructed various contraptions to carry barrels from the distillery to Wigle’s northside Whiskey Garden and Barrelhouse for the opening and release of maltmalt, at 6 PM.

 

Along with the release of maltmalt will be the introduction and installation of a floor malting robot, thanks to a collaboration between Wigle Whiskey, The Robotics Hub at Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University’s Food Studies Program.  The robot will be a feature of summer Barrelhouse Tours as an educational tool with the purpose of demonstrating a traditional floor malting process, Pittsburgh-style.
Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey

What is Wigle Whiskey?  Well… you have to go back to the 1700s, when Western PA was the heart of American Whiskey production.  Phillip Wigle, one of the pioneers of distilling in Pennsylvania, defended this right and lit the spark of the Whiskey Rebellion.  Sentenced to hang by none other than George Washington himself for treason, Wigle was ultimately pardoned by Washington after the Rebellion in the 1790s.

Wigle Whiskey is the brain child of Meredith and Alex, whiskey lovers, who decided on a family vacation in 2010 to bring this tradition of family distilleries back home to Pittsburgh.  Opening the first distillery in the City of Pittsburgh since prohibition in 2011, Wigle has become the most awarded distillery in the United States by the American Craft Spirits Association, winning Best in Category for Rye (2015) and for Wheat Whiseky and Genever (2016).   A family owned business, Wigle is committed to being a positive part of the community, and that’s indeed Pittsburgh Beautiful!

The Wigle Whiskey Barrel Roll begins at 5 PM on May 5th at the distillery, and is open to the public – 2401 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The Barrelhouse Opening is a ticketed event, beginning at 6 PM at the Whiskey Garden and Barrel House, located at 1055 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  Enjoy live music by The Mixus Brothersa barrel-aged cocktail, samples of Malt Malt, a celebratory wee dram to toast, and an artist reception with Jen JoyceBaby Loves Tacos will be vending their amazing tacos on site!

You can purchase tickets with the button below…  use the code BH2017 for $5 off the ticket, a deal for Pittsburgh Beautiful fans!

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