SHOW NOTES: Episode 14 – Talkin’ Whiskey with Allison and Pete from Wigle

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  • Pete and Allison’s roles with Wigle Whiskey
  • Wigle’s growth and success since 2012
  • Whiskey’s rich history in Western PA
  • Shattering barriers and making whiskey approachable
  • How whiskey is made

Episode 14 Breakdown

  • 3:45 – Pete’s transition from the beer world to the spirits world
  • 5:13 – The birth of Wigle Whiskey
  • 6:40 – Philip Wigle’s influence, The Whiskey Rebellion, and history of the liquid
  • 13:05 – The whiskey making process
  • 15:30 – The heads, the hearts, and the tails
  • 17:35 – Wigle’s distribution footprint and reach and the growth of the whiskey industry
  • 18:55 – Dispelling the “beer is losing to wine and spirits” claim
  • 28:01 – Making craft beverages approachable
  • 31:04 – Pittsburgh’s incredible libations scene
  • 37:10 – The ‘right way’ to enjoy whiskey
  • 41:05 – Getting started with whiskey if you’re a novice
  • 42:52 – Why take a tour at Wigle’s distillery and barrel house
  • 48:02 – What’s next for Wigle Whiskey

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