I like my mustard like I like my women: spicy, coarse, local, and full of booze.
If you think there’s a more varied or versatile condiment than mustard you’re just plain wrong. Likewise, if you don’t enjoy a whiskey of some sort then you’re not 100% ‘Murican. Recently I had the unbelievable pleasure to try (over, and over, and over again) Whiskonsin Whiskey Mustard from Milwaukee Mustard Co. Made with local ingredients and blended in Bay View, Milwaukee Mustard Co. offers 4 different, unique mustard flavors. But it’s their Whiskonsin that really stands out from the crowd.
Each small jar is packed full of a distinct blend of brown and yellow mustard seeds, still coarse and visible. These seeds are let to soak in a bath of Great Lakes Distillery’s (another great local company) own Kinnickinnic Whiskey and apple cider vinegar. A special mix of cayenne pepper, honey, nutmeg, mustard powder, and salt is then added to the batch. The extra flavors do well to complement but not overpower the distinctive bite of the whiskey.
This is an adaptable mustard, especially delicious to use over pork or as a dip with pretzels. It’d be a great addition to liven up any cookout too, though be wary that it’ll go fast. The jars are relatively small (this is small-batch, after all), and you’ll be hard-pressed to find Milwaukee Mustard Co. selling again anytime soon.
This mustard isn’t sold in regular stores. Check out their website for the most up-to-date sells, and make sure to pick up an extra jar for when you inevitably run out.