If you plan to pay your rent this month, chances are you’re not going to be drinking any Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. So little of the stuff is made today, and so coveted is the brand, that a bottle regularly runs in the thousands of dollars. Consider this hot sauce a way to get a little of that elusive Pappy love without clearing out your accounts.
It brings the heat. Made from Georgia grown, hand-picked ghost peppers from Midland Ghost, this pepper sauce is then aged in barrels that were once used to make Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. The result is serious heat, infused with the smoky richness of charred bourbon oak. While it’s not the bourbon itself, it’s sort of like dating the best friend of the person you really want, and then realizing the best friend is actually quite hot. Literally. – $24