The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Meredith Grelli

Wigle Whiskey & Threadbare Cider
Pittsburgh, PA
Meredith is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Wigle Whiskey, the City of Pittsburgh's first distillery since Prohibition. Wigle combines Meredith's love of drink, food, history, and community development.

Since opening in March 2012, Wigle Whiskey has worked to restore Western Pennsylvania’s legacy as the Rye Whiskey epicenter of the country. Wigle is a community distillery which makes spirits from grain to bottle, using local, certified organic ingredients. The Distillery is the #4 attraction in Pittsburgh on Trip Advisor and more than 60,000 visitors visit the Distillery each year to learn about Whiskey production and its regional history. Wigle spirits are distributed in eight states and have won a host of medals, including most recently Best Rye Whiskey and 6 medals at the American Craft Spirits Association Competition in Austin.

Meredith leads the charge on Distribution; New Product Development; and HR, as well as Events, Partnerships and Marketing. She also teaches New Product Development in Chatham University's Master of Food Studies Program. Before Wigle, she worked in brand management at the H.J. Heinz Company, went to business school at Carnegie Mellon University, worked in community development in Pittsburgh, studied cooking at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and urban history and geography at University of Chicago. She also co-founded Burgh Bees, a Pittsburgh urban beekeeping organization and started the nation's first community apiary. Meredith is on the Board of The Mattress Factory, The New Hazlett Theater and the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Create Advisory Committee.

My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, July 16

3:00pm CDT