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PGH - Wigle Whiskey: A Pittsburgh Tradition Since 2012

Event Description - PGH - Wigle Whiskey: A Pittsburgh Tradition Since 2012
What kind of people does it take to open the first distillery in Pittsburgh since Prohibition?  CMU grads, of course.  

Meredith Grelli (TPR’10) worked in brand management at the H.J. Heinz Company, went to business school at Carnegie Mellon, cooking school at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, and studied urban history at University of Chicago. Her first job out of college was working on redevelopment plans for brownfields at a research institute at CMU. Meredith is responsible for new product development, distribution, events, and marketing at Wigle.

Eric Meyer (HNZ‘08), was a philosophy major at University of Vermont and studied Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. He has hailed the micro-alcohol flag from all corners of the world--including working for a microbrewery in Kyrgyzstan and imbibing at many micro distilleries while working in the Pacific Northwest.  Eric is responsible for maintaining relationships with bars and restaurants, tasting hours, and sponsorships.

Join Meredith and Eric and find out what inspired them to open a distillery in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion starts at 7 p.m.

The Real Life Story Series brings young alumni with exciting and diverse experiences back to campus to tell their stories and answer your questions. From start-up successes to crushing failures (and their eventual turnaround!), these stories give students the real truth about life after Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Ryan Fretag
Date & Location
Date: 11/14/2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Breed Hall, Margaret Morrison
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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