Just in time for Christmas, the Strip District's Wigle Whiskey is issuing batch No. 1 of its aged rye whiskey tomorrow. To date, the small Pittsburgh distiller has been selling mostly "white" whiskey (clear, unaged wheat and rye) along with some old-style ginever.
This first aged whiskey will have taken on the more familiar caramel coloring. That's because it's been aged in barrels, and whiskey largely draws its color from the charred oak and other woods.
Wigle, which is "finishing" the whiskey in cherry and maple woods, will be selling just 160 bottles of the aged rye, so you'll have to move fast if you want to get your hands on batch No. 1. The next aged batch won't become available until November 2013.
Doors will open at 9 .a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and the first 50 people in line will receive complimentary hot cocoa spiked with Wigle Whiskey.
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