We have come to a crowning moment of flavored liquor absurdity: pie-flavored whiskey. Piehole is a Canadian whiskey available in several festive holiday pie varieties.
Flavors make some sense for a spirit like vodka: It’s admittedly colorless, odorless and flavorless. Whiskey, however, is supposed to be different: a handcrafted drink that slowly reveals its complex malt character across multiple sips. In recent years, though, tons of crazy whiskey flavors have hit the market: honey, maple, cider, hops—the list goes on and on.
But pie-flavored whiskey is a new level of insanity. Piehole comes in three varieties. Pecan pie “has the distinctive taste of toasted nutty pecans with background notes of bourbon vanilla extract, dark brown sugar and baked pie crust.” Cherry pie “balances sweet baked cherries with notes of buttery pastry and baked pie crust.” And Apple pie “has the sweetness of apple pie filling and baked crust with a hint of cinnamon and clove spice.”
Piehole’s 750 ml bottles retail for just $15, meaning getting sloshed for dessert may turn out to be cheaper than buying an actual pie.