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Wigle Whiskey Prepares to Unleash Trope Unto the World
There’s been no shortage of busy over at Wigle Whiskey’s distillery in the Strip District or at their Barrelhouse on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Since Summer has officially arrived, they’ve been welcoming guests to their beautiful outdoor destination at the Barrelhouse and, in true Wigle fashion, have been keeping their portfolio fresh with brand new additions.
Now, they are prepared to boldly go where Wigle has never gone before: Into the world of vodka!
After a few label-approval issues (thanks, Obama), Trope Vodka is ready to make its world premiere on June 24th. Wigle will be welcoming this new spirit to their lineup with a 60’s-themed party at the Barrelhouse, chock full of Jell-O shots, 60s film trivia, a Jell-O salad competition judged by Rick Sebak, food from Franktuary, live music, and more.
Check out the full press release from Wigle below.
JELLO SALAD, DIRTY MARTINIS, AND 60S FILM TRIVIA:
Wigle’s Trope Vodka Debuts (For Real This Time) On June 24th
After undergoing meticulous approval, Wigle’s first vodka is legal and set for release on June 24th, 2016. To celebrate the release, Wigle will host a 1960’s-style party complete with a Jell-O salad competition, film trivia, dirty martinis, Jell-O shots, and dip dying.
About Trope Vodka:
While the origins of vodka are mysterious, one common trait has undoubtedly established its value through the ages: purity. Widely known as a “flavorless” spirit, Wigle aims to honor vodka’s distinct history while simultaneously embracing the company’s “different-is-better” mantra.
The name Trope comes from “azeotrope,” which is the word for a mixture of two liquids that cannot be further separated by distillation. In other words, it has reached its maximum natural limit of purity.
A Nonconformist Approach to a Typically Flavorless Spirit:
Distilled from the same batches that make up Wigle’s Ginever, Trope is Wigle’s first vodka. By definition, vodka must be distilled into a spirit without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color. High-proof distillation is also required of a vodka — the final new-make spirit must achieve or surpass 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof). High-proof distillation typically strips spirits from the flavor and character of the ingredients that make up a batch, whether the source material is grain, potatoes, rice, or grapes. Wigle’s Trope, distilled to 190.1 proof, achieves a delicacy commonly found among fine vodkas — however retains traces of the herbal brightness that characterize the original rye, wheat, and botanicals it is derived from.
About the Release:
On June 24th, guests are invited to attend a 1960’s inspired release party which will feature a 60’s-inspired Jell-O dish competition judged by Rick Sebak, dirty martinis, 60’s trivia with Pittsburgh Filmmakers, jell-o shots, t-shirt dip-dying, live music from local band The Buckle Downs, and food from Franktuary food truck.
Trope Organic Vodka
750 ml, 80 proof
60’s Vodka Bash
June 24th, 2016 6-9:30 PM
Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse
1055 Spring Garden Ave
$12 entry includes cocktail, vodka sampling, and Jell-O tasting