Finally getting back to my Maine samples from @bourbonmaine. Tonight: Wiggly Bridge Bourbon, coming in at 86 proof. I looked up the following details after tasting: grain to glass, founded in 2013, no mash bill given for the bourbon, and the name Wiggly Bridge comes from a local landmark that claims to be the smallest pedestrian bridge in America. (The "original" bridge was built in the 30's.) Their white dog says the mash bill is corn, rye, and malt, so that's all I got on mash bill.
Color is a light amber. No yellow like a Scotch or many ryes, but a lot of orange hues. It's nice. Crisp and clear. Nose... ooooh, smells delicious. I had let it breathe a little before taking a whiff and there was zero alcohol on the nose. Sweet. Caramel. Butterscotch. Maybe some other candied something... like a dessert wafer of some sort. Smells delicious.
Palette: oh yes, tastes like the nose. Rich butterscotch. More caramel. I'd guess a heavy corn mash bill - not really getting any noticeable rye or malt influence. Maybe some wheat... but definitely coooooorrrrrn. Not super deep or complex and as easy drinking as you'd expect at 86 proof, I'm still enjoying it thoroughly. There's a buttery quality to it I really dig. This is extremely easy to like, even at 86 proof. And it doesn't taste like it'd be too hot or young tasting at a higher proof... I'm awfully curious what it'd taste like at 90-100 proof. Finish is pleasant and lingers for a while. Yum.
Yup, this falls squarely in the yummy category. Goofy name aside, I'd happily pick up a 750 of this if it ever makes its way to Texas. Well done, guys, and thanks again, Rick!
Visiting with David Woods, distiller & owner of #wigglybridgedistillery - a New England craftsman in the truest sense of those three words and a gracious host pouring small batch spirits with character (theirs and his). We'll be back.
Cheers to us baby. I love you 💍👰🏻🍸🥃❤️ #wearegettingmarried#cheers#loveyou#imsolucky#wigglybridgedistillery ~~~ Started dating 11/4/13🤗
~~~ Proposed to 9/3/17 😍
~~~ To be married 10/6/18 🥂
The most special and precious moments of my life thus far. We were at York Beach in ME. I had a feeling it would happen. I texted my mom and told her that I thought it was going to happen. He asked me to bring the “selfie stick”!!! He hates pics, never mind selfies!! He sighed, he never sighs like that. He took videos of us, and pictures. But than I had a doubt, I thought it will not happen today. I texted my mom “never mind it’s not happening”. I was so frustrated!! But than I reminded myself to remain patient. The day really was magical, besides the fact we got a parking ticket!! We smoked and drank 😌 and I laughed. We walked to my car, which was parked at our favorite spot, cheap and close to the ocean. I was organizing our beach stuff in the back seat, he asked me to come to the front. He was sitting in the drivers side. He handed me a ring box, I opened it and it was empty!! He than handed me a velvet rose, it was a jewelry box rose. I knew what was inside. I saw this rose before. I did not open it I just cried and cried. He videotaped the entire proposal! I was happier than I ever have been. When I eventually opened it I was in awe of it beauty! I could not control my emotions!! On the way home I took shots of vodka! Lol 🍸. I called my mom who could barely understand me bc I kept crying!! We headed over to her house. When we got there I drank wine and ate pizza and cried!!! What an amazing day!! We went home and I celebrated with our next door neighbors, than with him 👰🏻❤️🥂💍
The first apples of the season are here! Have you had an Apple Old Fashioned? Here's how I made mine tonight: @wigglybridgedistillery bourbon, Maine maple syrup (dark amber), splash of @rickerhillorchards , and @hellacocktailco orange bitters. #sundayrelax
The breakfast of champions- bacon, eggs, and bourbon. @bourbonmaine and I have a fun treat for you today! We've decided to team up and review Maine spirits every Monday. Today we're reviewing @wigglybridgedistillery's bourbon. This bourbon has a pretty sweet nose of toffee and pepper. At first sip it's sweeter than I expected it to be, with a good mouthfeel and a short, dry finish. The sweet notes of vanilla, toffee, and caramel balances the grain, smokey char, and peppery spice notes. Be sure to head over to @bourbonmaine's page to see what he thinks! #mainespiritsmonday#bourbonmaine#mainebourbongirl