Sure, the real estate geniuses at Williams Realty Partners love Maine. A lot. Like all Mainers, though, we’ve had to teach ourselves a few survival skills over the years. Stuff like how to dodge black flies in May, how to dodge tourists in July & August, and how to entertain ourselves through the long, dark Januaries and Februaries.
Fortunately, David Woods exists, and he can now rightfully be considered a southern coastal Maine survival strategy. For years, he’s fed us pizza and more at Woody’s at the beach – God bless him, he keeps it open year round so we have something to eat -- and now he and his son have turned their attention to mastering the art of small-batch distilling whisky, bourbon, vodka, gin, rum and agave. As it turns out, they’re pretty decent at it.
The grand old 1880’s barn where Mr. Woods & Mr. Woods have set up shop as Wiggly Bridge Distillery has been many things over the last century and a half. In 2020, it’s metamorphosed into a perfect spot to sit and sip spirits by the fire and listen to live music on a cold winter day. Or how about on the porch on a hot summer day? Or maybe, if you’re on the distillery tour like WPR’s intrepid Director of Marketing Sarah Flickinger over there on the right, you too can thoughtfully sample different bourbons out back in the “rick house”, where heavenly smelling oak barrels are stacked high with spirits doing their aging thing. Sarah, of course, never ages. It’s probably all the bourbon sipping.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery, York Maine’s finest (and only) small-batch distillery. Swing by the barn on Route 1 and say hi if you’re in York; you’ll be glad you did. Until you can get here, though, if you’re feeling the chill, make yourself one of these delicious Wiggly Bridge Hibernating Honey Bear cocktails and sip the winter away.