Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh’s premiere whiskey distillery, is coming to the downtown area.
On Friday Wigle Whiskey announced through a press release that they will be opening their first downtown tasting location and it will be located in the Omni William Penn Hotel. The Grand Opening Party is on April 21st from 5-8 PM with an after party from 9-11 PM.
“We’re teaming up with the Omni William Penn Hotel to host a Grand Opening Party in the Wigle tasting room and in the lobby of the Hotel,” the press release noted. “Guests to the party will have the exclusive opportunity to preview the tasting room before public open hours. Included in the ticket price is a Build-Your-Own Old Fashioned in the Wigle tasting room, spirit sampling including a sample of Wigle Barrel #1, 5-year-old Monongahela Rye Whiskey, light fare from the Omni William Penn Hotel, and a cocktail at one of the Omni William Penn Hotel bars.”
Wigle Whiskey originally opened their doors in March of 2012 in the Strip District. At the time they were the first distillery in the City of Pittsburgh since Prohibition.
Since their inception though, Wigle has grown from a 5-person startup to a 75-person full-scale operation. They’ve also grown from one location in the Strip to three retail locations and two barrelhouses. Along the way, the Wigle Whiskey team has partnered with hundreds of organizations and businesses while lobbying for new PA alcohol laws.