In November 2015, Buffalo Trace launched an interactive section of its website that allowed fans to craft their ideal bourbon. From deciding on the grain profile to the age statement that would be slapped on the front, bourbon fans got a crash course in making hooch. Now, having used all that info, Buffalo Trace is set to release CYPB (Craft Your Perfect Bourbon), which is based on the most common answers from over 100,000 fans. Clocking in at 95 proof (people wanted something between 90 and 95), CYPB is a wheated bourbon aged for eight years. The limited release will see shelf time every year, beginning this summer. It’s the bourbon you’ve always wanted.


Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.