Whiskey Pickles Are a Real Thing and We’re Not Complaining

We’ve talked about pickle juice in the past. Increasingly, the briny substance has been getting time in the limelight. We even dove into the reasons behind why your body occasionally craves pickle juice. Whiskey is another subject that we’ve never shied away from.

We taught you the differences between bourbon, whiskey, scotch, rye, and brandy. We’ve posted pieces on the history of whiskey and plenty of whiskey recipes, too. Until now, whiskey news and pickle news were separate. A new frontier has arrived from, seemingly, nowhere, though.

These whiskey pickles are made by Brooklyn Brine Co., founded in 2009 by Shamus Jones. Every pickle he makes sounds delicious.

Flavors include New York City Deli Style, Damn Spicy Pickles, Maple Bourbon Bread and Butter Pickles, Spicy Maple Bourbon Pickles, Barrel-Cured Garlic Dill Pickles and of course, the Whiskey Sour Pickle.

The Whiskey Sour Pickle, made with Finger Lakes Distilling rye whiskey, is practically a pickleback shot in a bite. It’s the perfect gourmet food gift for a whiskey lover (and that whiskey lover could be you).

At first a small operation, Brooklyn Brine is now an internationally recognized brand selling the best pickles online. The pickles have been made by hand in, you guessed it, Brooklyn, New York.

Each fruit (it feels weird to call a pickle fruit, but we’ll stick to that for now) is hand-cut and hand-jarred. Brooklyn Brine uses non-GMO produce, non-irradiated spices, and local apple cider vinegar made without the use of artificial ingredients or additives. Delish recently featured Brooklyn Brine Co., highlighting the amazing absurdity that is a whiskey pickle.

If you want to learn more about this New York City gourmet food producer, check out the video above. You’ll see the booze and brine that they use. You’ll see the jars being hand-packed. Honestly, it’s a fascinating operation. Each pickle packs a flavorful punch, but they won’t get you drunk. (We’re imagining that 50 percent of you are clapping and 50 percent are upset by that fact.) While they’re being made, the actual alcohol burns off.

The pickles are without a doubt a worthy endeavor still. You can even try for yourself, as the Whiskey Sour Pickles will run you about $13 a jar online.

Watch: How to Make Apple Pie Moonshine Punch

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