Wigle Whiskey Releases Spiced Rum

Featuring local honey from ’Burgh Bees Apiary, Landlocked is a “distinctly western Pennsylvanian interpretation” of rum.

Photo courtesy of Wigle Whiskey


Wigle Whiskey is known for its namesake spirit, but in recent months, its inventive owners have added new items to the lineup — including gin and bitters. The Meyers, who run Wigle and welcome folks for frequent distillery tours, are proud to debut their rum. Landlocked, as it’s playfully termed, was served at a release party last week and will be available in spiced and unspiced varieties. Featuring local honey from ’Burgh Bees Apiary, Landlocked is “intended to be a distinctly western Pennsylvanian interpretation” of rum, according to a statement from the distillery. As with Wigle’s whiskey, the Meyers plan to age the rum and sell it this spring.

(Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St., Strip District; wiglewhiskey.com)

The pop-up trend continues, with Brooklyn Brewery stopping in town Monday through Sunday as part of its 11-city “Mash.” Agenda highlights include a supper, reading, festival and Q&A discussion. That last function will be held Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh Public Market. Attendees and speakers at “Books & Beer: Foodies of Pittsburgh” will talk about the city’s growing food scene with chefs and local authors; the admission fee includes a Brooklyn Brewery beer plus light snacks. A portion of ticket sales for Books & Beer will go to Slow Food Pittsburgh, and the Mash itself benefits Slow Food USA. Find a full lineup for the Brooklyn Brewery tour on the company’s website.

(Brooklyn Brewery Mash is in Pittsburgh Oct. 22-27; brooklynbrewerymash.com)

As temperatures drop, you probably won’t find a better hand-warmer than a cup of coffee. Coffee Tree Roasters offers an array of java options year-round, but we’re currently hooked on the cinnamon-infused horchata latte. Inspired by the chilled drink with Hispanic roots, it contains a rice-based horchata sauce with vanilla and cinnamon, plus espresso and steamed milk (soy or 2 percent). Get a cup to go as you stroll around the city admiring the season’s colorful foliage.

(Coffee Tree Roasters, five area locations; coffeetree.com)

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