boozehound

Every time we log on to Amazon.com, they throw all these “Products You Also Might Like” at us. Invariably, they have something to do with the female form, booze, sports and/or military history, shaving cream, and feather headdresses. We’re not sure what Amazon was smoking with the headdresses, but otherwise they’ve got us pinned down. Take their most recent suggestion: Boozehound, a book that chronicles one man’s trip to the corners of the earth in search of new experiences with arcane spirits and liquors. The author, Jason Wilson, inserts interesting historical anecdotes about the spirits he encounters, gives recipes for drinks you’ve assuredly never had, and he keeps an entertaining travelogue describing the places he visits. A must read for any guy.

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.