Wigle's story pays homage to Phillip Wigle, one of the instigators of the Whiskey Rebellion tax protest in the late 1700s. At the time, Pittsburgh was the epicenter of whiskey production in the USA, and Wigle (the current distillery, not the man) strives to use the same brewing methods from back then when making their spirits- including using similar technology and local ingredients.
When you visit you'll have to ask the bartenders to tell this one in full, as everyone we've met at both locations is incredibly friendly and more than willing to share the inspiring history of Phillip Wigle and the rebellion.
Wigle's Distillery is located in the Strip District and has private parking for customers. Wigle also has a Barrelhouse aging facility in the North Side at 1055 Spring Garden Avenue as well as a tasting room at the Omni William Penn Hotel downtown.