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Biographies have come a long way since we were all forced to read them in school. But as much as we like reading about the influential people of the past few decades, they don’t hold a candle to bourbon. Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit is a three hundred year tour de force of our favorite corn liquor, as told by Dane Huckelbridge. From Columbus to Congressional resolutions to it’s evolution, Huckelbridge tells a story of bourbon and its ties to America that is almost as fun to read as bourbon is to drink. Almost. It’s so good that Bill Samuels, Jr., president emeritus of Maker’s Mark and a fourth-generation Kentucky bourbon maker, considers it “a must read.”

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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.