There’s going to be a little something extra special at Picklesburgh this year!
Wigle Whiskey partnered with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to create Eau de Pickle, a new Pickle-Flavored spirit that will celebrate the three-day pickle fest, which starts on Friday, July 20. (Click here to read about all of the other pickle-inspired drinks and dishes on tap at the festival).
The spirit (which is pronounced “Oh de Pickle,” by the way), is a dill-pickle forward spirit that was made by milling and mashing locally-sourced organic grains, like rye, wheat and malted barley. The spirit is distilled a total of three times, and herbs and spices, including dill, coriander, mustard seed and garlic are added directly to the high-proof spirit before the third distillation.
The recipe is based off of a centuries-old Aquavit recipe from Scandinavia, and the spirit is best served straight with ice, or as a component in cocktails, like a Bloody Mary.
Bottles of this limited batch spirit will be available at Picklesburgh for $34 for half-size bottles, and Wigle will also be hosting a pre-Picklesburgh Martini class at their Downtown Tasting Room & Bottle Shop on Monday, July 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wigle’s downtown shop is also hosting an Eau de Pickle release party on Friday, July 20.
Tickets and more information can be found online.
Bars and restaurants throughout Pittsburgh will also be putting the spirit on their cocktail menu. Find it at the Commoner, Union Standard, Superior Motors, Merchant Oyster Company, and BRGR Downtown.