Worther-Pencils

If anyone was going to redesign the way we think about writing instruments, it was going to be the Germans. Pencils don’t need to be a simple tube of wood filled with “lead” and capped with an ugly pink eraser that will just inevitably break off. Based on what Gerhard Wörther came up with, pencils can actually be well-designed, good-looking, precision instruments of getting your point across. For almost three decades, Wörther has been making these luxury class pencils and it shows in their quality and clean lines. Available in plastic, aluminum and regionally sourced wood, each hexagonal masterpiece is as much a pleasure to use as it is to look at on your desk. The Mercedes-Benz of pencils is a fitting description.

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.