Wiggly Bridge Distillery

Meet the Wiggly Bridge Distillery

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Southern Maine truly represents quintessential New England living... the ocean... mountains...lakes... sand... foliage... You can't help but love where you live when taking in the breathtaking landscape and all that the area has to offer. Fortunately for all of us Southern Mainers, the wonderful attributes of the area don't stop here. We are also surrounded by so many wonderful businesses that contribute to what makes this community a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Wiggly Bridge Distillery is one of these businesses and we had the pleasure of talking to them recently. We love that they are family owned and run and all that they share our value of the importance of community. We hope you enjoy learning about them as much as we did! 

It all started when…

It all started during a family dinner, with a joking statement of “let's make our own whiskey.” With a shared love for good whiskey and fascination to see how things are made, this father and son team decided to explore the idea. David and David Woods researched and studied (and some say obsessed) over how to build a still and process alcohol.

The nature and beauty of our own coastal town of York, Maine is their inspiration to bring small-batch spirits to the community. The ocean air and beautiful coastline create an environment for our distilled spirits unlike any other. Now, winning awards, this father and son duo are beginning to realize they really do have something special. As they explore and develop new products we want to share them with anyone who wants to follow our journey.

 A fun fact about Wiggly Bridge Distillery…

The copper pot stills are handmade from both father and son, Dave and David. Using YouTube videos they made and welded our very own stills that now produce award-winning products. Yes, it is handmade, hand rolled, hand-riveted copper still. Some would say it is a labor of love. The father-son duo chose this route because it yields superior taste found only in authentic, handcrafted spirits.

Did You Know?

Our route 1 location is open year round. We make whiskey, bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, and our agave will be released soon!

Why Wiggly Bridge Distillery Stands Outs…

We started Wiggly Bridge Distillery with the belief that being small is an advantage. By utilizing long forgotten styles and techniques in building our still, every dent and angle uniquely contributes to the flavor of our spirits. This business is our true passion and we take our products seriously. It is a family affair with father and son heading production and operation and David Jr’s wife, Amanda filling in the rest from marketing to inventory to events. Our employees don’t just work for the business, they also become part of the family.

     The Holidays are Coming. Here’s a Great Gift Idea!

Aside from our exceptional handcrafted spirits, we have other fun experiential programs that have been a huge hit. We offer monthly cocktail classes where you are able to sit up at our tasting bar and learn the tips and tricks of home bartending and make your own drinks! We also offer tours and a Distiller for a Day program where you are hands-on making bourbon from grain to glass. These are perfect gifts, especially for the special someone who has everything already! We also have other retail items that make fantastic unique gifts.

                                                                                                                                 Shop Local... It's Important!

We live in an area where business owners depend on local business. We are a tourist town and our livelihood comes from tourists and locals alike. In regards to our business specifically, people have the choice to purchase their spirits from huge companies and sometimes at a cheaper price point. Because we are local and do small batch spirits you are purchasing high quality, handmade products. Products that are made from locals themselves. There are NO hidden additives in our products, unlike the bigger companies who have a threshold that they do not need to disclose certain additives. We are proud of what we do.

                                                         What Do You Love About the Area?

The area itself is just beautiful and a perfect setting for all that we do. Tourists are always looking for something fun and interesting to do and we are happy to provide it. There is also a sense of strong sense of community.

Insider Tip... Listen Up, Tourists!

If you want to go to Hannaford in the summertime, the optimal time to shop is between 7am and 8am, otherwise good luck finding a parking spot and not waiting in long lines. In all seriousness, follow local business social media pages because there are events and fun things that happen all throughout the year in town that you can be easily notified through social media channels.

Learn More about Wiggly Bridge Distillery
Address: 441 US Route 1 York, Maine 03909 & 19 Railroad Ave York, Maine 03909
Phone Number: 207-363-9322
Website: www.WigglyBridgeDistillery.com
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Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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    WRP Month of Giving

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    Williams Realty Partners (WRP) is excited to declare this holiday season WRP Month of Giving. From November 25, 2017-December 23, 2017, WRP will be collecting new and gently worn coats to benefit York Community Action. In addition to the coat drive, they’ll also be collecting nonperishable food for York Community Service Action Food Pantry and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

    Each Saturday throughout the Month of Giving, the WRP Trolley will be parked at a different location to accept donations. Donors and the general public are invited to stop by for hot chocolate, Christmas music, photos with Santa and more! Simply bring a donation and Williams Realty Partners will supply the holiday cheer!

    “WRP is excited to incorporate our Trolley into our Month of Giving. We think it's a fun way to involve the community by offering everything that's great about the holidays - giving back, Christmas music and of course Santa!” states Troy Williams, Owner of WRP.

    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

    November 25th: Outlets at Kittery in Kittery, Maine from 9am-3pm near Customer Service and Bass Factory Outlet (click here for the Facebook event page)

    December 2nd: First Parish Church in York, Maine from 10am-12pm

    December 9th: York Region Chamber of Commerce in York, Maine from 9am-1pm (Nonperishable food and unwrapped toys will also be accepted)

    December 16th: Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine from 10am-12pm

    December 23rd: Location will be announced this week

    Donations can also be shipped to or dropped off at Williams Realty Partners located at 4 Market Place Drive #2 in York, Maine 03909. 

    JUST ADDED! December 10th: Jordyn Koelker and Tristan Swanson will be hosting a food drive at Hannaford in North Berwick from 10am-2pm to benefit House of Hope

    Looking for some other holiday events happening in the area? Click here for some of our favorites!

    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

    For more information about WRP Month of Giving, please visit www.facebook.com/williamsrealtypartners.

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      14 Unique Local Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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      The holidays are here and along with the lights, music and numerous holiday parties many of us are tasked with buying gifts... a lot of them... for friends, family and more. While some people are easy to shop for, others leave us scratching our heads and stressing out.

      At WRP, we say "stress no more!" There are so many local businesses that offer delicious food, unique gifts, fun experiences and even the opportunity to relax (gasp!). Check out these gift ideas and remember that when you shop local you are impacting our economy and supporting people within our community. We think that in itself is truly a gift! 

      An Experiential Gift

      • Ocean Fire Pottery in York, Maine: Check out their variety of classes and give that as a gift to the creative person on your list! For the not so creative, they have some beautiful pieces you can purchase.
      • Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine: Belly up to the bar for a monthly cocktail class and learn the tips and tricks of home bartending. Not only is it a fun gift to give someone, but you can also tag along! (Sidenote: Please check out our Meet the Wiggly Distillery blog post!

      A Relaxing Gift 

      • Ameday Nails & Spa in York, Maine: Word has it they give a great massage, facial and mani/pedis. Be sure to check out their Spa Day Specials and consider a girls relaxation day or gift certificate. 
      • Liz Avery Massage in York, Maine: After the holidays are over a massage is well needed (and deserved). Pair a massage gift certificate with a bottle of wine from My Winey Sister or a gift certificate to grab a warm drink and pastry at The Central Bean and Bakery. (Bonus: Liz Avery is giving away a $10 gift card each time you purchase a massage gift card this holiday season.)

      The Gift of Health

      • Village Classical Acupuncture in York, Maine: Give someone you care about a gift certificate here and they will feel rejuvenated, healthy and relaxed - all in one! 

      Give Something Unique and Personal 

      • Tayla Mac in Kittery, Maine: This warm, yet hip, boutique is one of those places that you won't want to leave. Allow yourself some time to browse their eclectic collection and pick out some gifts that are sure to please so many people on your shopping list. (Bonus: Many of Tayla Mac's vendors are based out of Maine. This brings shopping local to a whole new level!)
      • The Daisy Trading Company in York, Maine: There is something for everyone at Daisy Trading! With two floors warmly filled with signs, furniture, unique gifts and more, you'll feel so at home that you won't want to leave. 
      • Hilton's Gifts and Decor in York, Maine: Classy rustic is the name of the game at Hilton's! Check them out for signs, wall art and other beautifully crafted wooden gifts. 
      • Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollingsford, New Hampshire: Pick up a gift certificate good for their many products or one of their events (wouldn't wreath making be fun!?) or if you like to give a physical gift consider a nice floral arrangement, holiday decoration or bulbs/seeds for the snowbirds on your list!
      • York Flower Shop in York, Maine: Check out this full service shop for hostess gifts, floral arrangements or other unique gifts that will surely catch your eye. Not sure what to buy? Gift certificates are always a hit.
      • York Weekly Subscription: Buying a gift for a news junkie or perhaps someone new to the area? This is a great gift that will have them thinking of you every time they read the paper!

      A Gift to Please Any Foodie

      • Lil's Cafe in Kittery, Maine: If the way to a person's heart is through food, a gift from Lil's Cafe is a sure fire way to get there fast! Pick up some sweet and savory nosh for an upcoming event or drop it off to a friend, family, client or teacher. 
      • Beach Pea Baking Co. in Kittery, Maine: If special is the name of the game then Beach Pea has you covered! Not only is their food a yummy treat, but they also offer daily specials including a soup of the day! Why not treat someone to one of the experiences mentioned above and then swing in for a meal sure to please any palate.
      • Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine: Do we need to say more? ;-) Okay, we will. Stonewall Kitchen is the perfect place to grab a bite and pick up a gift (they have dozens of premade baskets and gift sets or you can put together your own!). If you are buying for a foodie or master chef (wannabes are welcome too) consider a gift certificate for one of their cooking classes. 

      Where are you favorites places to shop and gifts to give? We'd love to know! 

      Thank you to Troy Williams, Tristan Swanson, Maureen Hogan, Jordyn Koelker and Tamara Milliard for sharing (some) of their local favorites!

      Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in Northern New England. WRP is a full-service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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          Great list! My favorite place to shop in that area is The Shops at Cape Neddick. If you haven't been there you need to stop by. It is a boutique mall with 12 stores in an old restored barn. The owners of the different shops run the shops so someone knowledgeable is always there to greet and help you. They carry everything..... One stop shopping. Check them out. www.theshopsatcapeneddick.com Happy holidays!

          10 Rainy Day Activities for York Beach and Southern Maine

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          1. Be a Foodie: Visit Stonewall Kitchen or have a progressive dinner by enjoying appetizers at one restaurant, dinner at another and completing the evening at a third eatery for dessert and cocktails.

          2. Shop Til’ You Drop: Take a ride to the Kittery Outlets, Freeport Village Station or head to Ogunquit or Kennebunkport to find something unique!

          3. Raise a Glass!: Visit SoMe Brewery or the Wiggly Bridge Distillery for some spirits and new friends.

          4. Unleash Your Inner History Buff: Check out Old York or the USS Albacore for a daily dose of culture and a history lesson.

          5. Take in a Show: Visit the Ogunquit Playhouse for live theater or go to a cinema to watch the latest “it” movie.

          6. Game Time Fun: Grab your quarters and head to Fun-O-Rama, Wonder Mountain Fun Park or Palace Playland Arcade. Want to up your ante? Take a drive to the Oxford Casino for some adult fun.

          7. Release The Nerd Inside You: Go to the Seacoast Science Center and learn a few things, while having fun. Pocket protector not required.

          8. Put on Your Explorer Hat: Get in the car and drive. Stop whenever something catches your fancy. The seacoast still looks beautiful in the rain… and who knows, you may even catch a rainbow!

          9. Hostess with the Mostess: Invite friends to come over and host a theme night complete with games, food and even costumes (if you are feeling wild and crazy)! 

          10. Homebody for the Day: Don’t feel like leaving the house? Then don’t bother! Curl up with a good book, try a new recipe, binge watch a television series or login to Pinterest and try a craft that you pinned. 

          Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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