E Pluribus Drop. Created by J. Herman Pine in 1870, Pine Brothers has been soothing sore throats for over 140 years. Our proprietary blend of natural ingredients combine with our famed soft drop consistency to produce, in our opinion, the most delicious throat drop in the history of the world, and possibly earlier. To know Pine Brothers, is to love them. Pine Brothers is an American original, unique in every way, and we thank you very much for your patronage.