When I hear that, it provides me with the incentive to go in the other direction and do it. Typically, I prove them right and me wrong. But when it goes in my favor, it tends to be a grand slam.” York, Maine is a tourist community — a summer resort town with its beaches on the Atlantic and abundant outdoor activities for vacationers with varying interests.
Supplying them with top-rated spirits during their visit is job one for Wiggly Bridge.
Keeping up with demand necessitated the opening of a second production facility, in the form of a 200-year- old barn with plenty of room for expansion. “We’ve built seven stills to date,” David points out. “But what we have here is a 275-gallon stripping still and a 109-gallon spirits still… now our products have expanded from whisky and bourbon to gin, rum, and agave spirit — which will be on the market this summer — and a single malt that will be available in 2020.” The inspiration behind the products Wiggly Bridge chooses to produce is a direct reflection of the palettes of the two Davids. They are unabashed bourbon drinkers, preferring a higher rye content than most. “I like high-rye bourbon. So we produce an ultra-high rye bourbon. We’re 37% rye, which is quite high.”
Wiggly Bridge also produces vodka and rum, for those of you who prefer to lean away from whisky. David explains that their vodka is their only spirit that they do not produce from a fermented mash. “We import a French wheated vodka and we break it down in proof, then we run it through our spirit stills after a certain amount of bourbon runs. We actually use the vodka to clean the stills. What you get is one of the smoothest vodkas that you’ll ever have. We have
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MARCH 2018 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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