hendrix

After Electric Ladyland – long before many of us were born – the Jimi Hendrix Experience set out to create a sequel with studio time between February and May of 1969. Unfortunately, none of the fruits of their labor – these twelve recordings – were ever released commercially. Jimi Hendrix is constantly rated the best guitar player of all time (particularly by other musicians) and practically invented the electric guitar. If there is one piece of music you legitimately acquire this year, it should be Valleys of Neptune.

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.