Wigle Whiskey http://wesa.fm en The Great Whiskey Shortage Driven by Demand for Traditional Spirits http://wesa.fm/post/great-whiskey-shortage-driven-demand-traditional-spirits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past, the United States has faced a shortage of various products, such as oil. Now, according to </span><a href="http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/05/20/whiskey-shortage-in-the-u-s/" style="line-height: 1.5;">publications</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> such as the Smithsonian and Esquire, the nation is facing a new type of shortage-whiskey. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Demand for the drink is way out in front of the distilleries’ ability to produce. Meredith </span>Grelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> co-owns </span><a href="http://www.wiglewhiskey.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wigle Whiskey</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the Strip District, she came across town to talk about the great whiskey shortage and whiskey history in Pittsburgh.</span></p><p>Grelli noted that the shortage is due to the popularity of whiskey coming back in a big way.</p><p>“As Americans, we’ve sort of gone through this evolution. We were really interested in wine for awhile, and got very educated about wine. Then we became home brewers, and became very interested in beer, and that continues. And now it feels like spirits are kind of the final frontier.”</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 30136 at http://wesa.fm The Great Whiskey Shortage Driven by Demand for Traditional Spirits A Taste of Wigle Whiskey http://wesa.fm/post/taste-wigle-whiskey <p></p><p>Each weekend Wigle Whiskey, located in the Strip District, offers distillery tours connecting whiskey lovers to Pittsburgh history. On the tour, <strong>Meredith Grelli</strong> tells 2 stories. The first is a story about turning organic rye grains into whiskey. The other is about the distillery’s namesake, the rebellious Philip Wigle; who almost died for the sake of whiskey. Here’s a taste of the Wigle tour.</p><p><em>This segment of Essential Pittsburgh originally aired on August 23, 2012</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 3356 at http://wesa.fm A Taste of Wigle Whiskey