Best-Whiskies-in-the-World-2

Every year, a collection of whiskies are championed as the best in the world at the World Whiskies Awards. Then, subsequently, we go hunting for a bottle of each so we can stock our home bar with the best of the best. If you want to follow suit, below are the expressions we’re set to track down. These are the winners of the 2018 World Whiskies Awards, which went down March 22 in London. As you can see from the list, a lot of different countries took home hardware, as you’ll find whisky from Japan, South Africa, the United States, and elsewhere. Here are the winners:

Best Single Malt – Hakushu 25 Year Old – Link

Best Rye – 291 Colorado Rye Aspen Stave Finish – Link

Best Blended – Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve – Link

Best Bourbon – 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Link

Best Grain – Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky – Link

Best Blended Malt – Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old – Link

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

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.