Spicy Pickle Whiskey Inspired by Pickleback Shots Now Available in Select States

by Emily Morgan

If you enjoy a pickleback shot, then you’ll be excited to hear about the new whiskey called Whicked Pickle.

Whiskey and pickle juice go together like peanut butter and jelly, making it a classic combination.

If you’ve ever found yourself at the bar– you may know that the pickleback is something everyone needs to experience.

All you have to do is ask for a shot of Jameson chased by a shot of pickle juice. It’s simple science. The pickle juice neutralizes the burn of the alcohol while, at the same time, brings out the flavor in the whiskey.

Created by the Missouri-based Holladay Distillery, Whicked Pickle is now available in select states across America.

According to the distillery’s website, their take on the classic pickleback shot is “bold and unexpected.”

The dill pickle-flavored whiskey comes with peppery heat on the finish. In addition, people can enjoy it as a shot, straight, or chilled.

In addition, you can also add it to your other favorite cocktails as an unexpected substitution for vodka or gin.

Pickle Whiskey Expands To More States

Whicked Pickle initially launched in October but was limited to Missouri, Kansas, and Wisconsin. However, after the high number of sales and popularity, distributors quickly moved it to more states.

“This product went from concept to market in a matter of months,” said Patrick Fee, the company’s Vice President. “When the pandemic caused dips in other parts of our business, it allowed us to have some fun with product development.”

Founded by the Holladay Brothers in 1856, the Holladay Distillery is the oldest business in the Kansas City area. After Lewis and Clark chartered the land on their expedition to the West in 1804, the distillery was founded.

Today, it remains a privately-owned company and is the oldest distillery west of the Mississippi.

In 2015, the distillery underwent a $10 million renovation of its original 1856 stillhouse. As a result, they started distilling bourbon on site again for the first time in over three decades.

If you’re of the legal drinking age, click here to see how you get your hands on your very own bottle of Whicked Pickle.