Next to water, whiskey is the key ingredient in many of your favorite tasty eats. That moist bunt cake with the bourbon glaze? Check. The juicy medium-well burger topped with a rich whiskey sauce? Double check. Adding to the thrill of the bite is an assortment of treats instilled with whiskey ranging from candy to spreads.
Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, this list features a special something for the whiskey aficionado in your life – yourself included.
Oak & Bond Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
Think of all the confections that pair well with bourbon – perhaps velvety chocolate comes to mind. Oak & Bond combines the chocolate, caramel and mandarin orange profile of their Brazil Single Origin Coffee with bourbon and oak flavors derived from Kentucky bourbon whiskey barrels. The result? Smooth brew that tastes well hot, iced or spiked.
Spoonable Spirits’ Whiskey Rolos
Kelli Lipson, founder and CEO of Spoonable Spirits, has graced the world with a gift that keeps on giving: booze-infused pudding. She was inspired to launch the company based off her nostalgic college memories of Jell-O shots. Additionally, while working at Food Network with renowned chef Sandra Lee, they were constantly sent food (particularly cupcakes) to try. Kelli noticed that spirit-infused goodies were missing from the numerous food products they were sent.
After studying at the French Culinary Institute and six years working with Lee, Spoonable Spirits was born in summer 2017. The puddings are all made fresh to order out of NYC with spirits of the likes of tequila, vodka and whiskey. We love the divine infusion of salted caramel whiskey in this chocolate caramel pudding.
Stonewall Kitchen’s Bourbon Bacon Jam
Very few things in life taste better than your fave glass of whiskey neat. However, this jam just might be it. Featuring bourbon, actual pieces of bacon and Grade A Maine maple syrup, this boozy delight will surely take your meal or snack to the next level.
Bonus: The Stonewall Kitchen website highlights recipes – such as Bourbon Bacon Grilled
Cheese and Savory Jam Pizza – in which you can try out this yummy secret weapon.
McCrea’s Handcrafted Caramels
Jason McCrea is a scientist with a background in chemistry and a penchant for making the
world’s best caramels. Consisting of Ardmore single malt scotch whisky, these candies go above and beyond satisfying our sweet tooth cravings. Forget a nightcap, give us all McCrea’s caramels. Also, they had us at “intoxicating flavor, no hangover.”
Cellar Door Chocolates
Owner and chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano is behind Louisville, Kentucky-based Cellar Door Chocolates. Added to the company’s chocolate shop are truffles, bars, fudge, caramels and more. The bourbon ball museum box looks too visually appealing to eat, but then we remembered: um, chocolate AND bourbon! Cellar Door exclusively uses Four Roses Bourbon in the bourbon balls.
Also, If it’s good enough for the Emmy Awards, then it’s certainly good enough for us.
Jerky.com’s Whiskey Barbecue Beef Jerky
This isn’t your ordinary bag of beef jerky. Bourbon, honey, BBQ sauce and spicy cayenne pepper makes this scrumptious jerky a specific snack we can’t be without.
Häagen-Dazs Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle
What do you get when two of your go-to celebratory indulgences collide? Häagen-Dazs: The Spirits Collection. The line-up consists of seven combinations of spirits with your choicest flavor of ice cream. There are two bourbon drizzled flavors to choose from within the family.
Traditionalists will love Bourbon Vanilla Bean Truffle featuring classic – you guessed it – vanilla bean ice cream. If you prefer a bit of crunch, then the Bourbon Praline Pecan is just what you need in your life.
Sugarfina Bourbon Bears
Sugarfina is no stranger to blending unlikely flavors in their line of enjoyable candies. We didn’t know tequila and chocolate was a thing until we experienced their cordials. Made with Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon, you’ll definitely want to bring these gummy bears to your next movie outing.
Willa’s Tennessee Whiskey Shortbread Cookies
Sure, you could spike your cookie dough with whiskey, but the outcome could potentially be a disaster. Willa’s included the golden-hued goodness in these delicious shortbread cookies.
We’re equally thrilled to eat these bites while lounging in a Tennessee whiskey candle lit room because ambience is everything.
Williams Sonoma BBQ Sauce in Bourbon Black Pepper
Kentucky bourbon aged in charred oak barrels is combined with black pepper, spices and brown sugar for this zesty BBQ sauce. Baked chicken and pulled pork are calling our name…
Red Apple Bourbon Gouda
We helped you conquer the art of creating a delicious charcuterie board. Add this delectable, hickory-smoked bourbon infused gouda to your board for instant cheese cred. We’re also game to try this in our favorite bacon, mac and cheese recipe or melted atop a BLT for added flavor.