Hey, it works for whiskey, so why not for another one of the key food groups, sriracha? Made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients — specifically chili peppers, brown sugar, garlic, and salt — Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha is a new take on everyone's favorite rooster-emblazoned condiment. Aged for one (or in the case of the limited-edition version, three) month(s) in whiskey barrels, the pepper mash takes on sweet, fruity, and smoky notes that help balance out the spiciness of the sauce, making it an even more amazing accompaniment for eggs, meat, noodles, or anything else you can imagine.
Fed up with liquid hot sauces that too-often mask food rather than enhancing it, the guys bringing us Benny T's Vesta Dry Hot Sauce ($7-$10) have re-envisioned what a hot sauce should be. Made from fresh chiles grown on location in their pepper farm (boasting as many as 300 individual chile plants), this hot sauce isn't a sauce at all, but a rub. It's serious hot sauce for people who like their food seriously hot, available in three variations: hot, made from thai chiles and ahi amarillo; very hot, made from chocolate habaneros and scotch bonnets; and ghost, made from ghost chiles and a chocolate ghost hybrid.