It’s Bespoke Post! selection time! This month’s new selection is the Butcher, and you can select that one at Bespoke Post! . Or, you can choose one of the older selections. Refresh, Crisp, and Bota are available. You can read my review of the Refresh box or my husband’s review of the Crisp box! Use code WINGMAN to save 25% off your first box! Note that if you joined after May, your automatic selection may be for Refresh box, please log in and check!
Here’s what’s in November’s Butcher Box. I’m certain that my husband will opt for this one. In addition to his obsession with glasses cloths (read the Crisp review!) he also maintains an unhealthy obsession with Tonic water. I’ve had those Bloody Mary Peanuts and they are fantastic! I’ll be stealing the salt, thanksverymuch!
Butcher block, 14” x 12” x 1″, Treeline Woodworks
Using reclaimed wood that’s stood the test of time, this cutting board is as easy on the eyes as it is on your knives. It was custom made for Bespoke by L.A.-based wood studio Treeline Woodworks out of high-end walnut and maple. Unlike plastic or cheaper cuts of wood, it won’t dull or damage sharp knives since edges of individual wood pieces are fitted together for a smoother and more forgiving cutting surface. Not much of a cook? Use it as a serving tray for whatever spread you put out next time you’ve got friends over.
Spiced tonic concentrated syrup, 8.5 oz, Liber and Co.
Fresh floral notes and cracked spices make for the best tonic water you won’t find on store shelves. Make it to your desired strength by mixing this bright and botanical syrup with seltzer, giving you freshly bubbled tonic that’ll elevate your drinks to new heights. The South Asian herbs and spices, along with organic agave nectar, pay homage to tonic’s Colonial Indian roots while providing an impressive depth of flavor that surpasses the standard fare you’ll find elsewhere.
Habanero Pepper Sauce, 5.0 oz, Marie Sharp’s
It’s on every restaurant table in Belize, and now we’re bringing it Stateside. Habanero chiles — one of the hottest peppers around — are blended with fresh carrots, lime juice, and a few other choice ingredients for a rounded flavor that still packs one hell of a punch. It’s miles above the watered-down and vinegar-heavy standbys we’re all used to, giving your food some subtle new flavors along with a kick.
Bloody Mary Peanuts, 8.0 oz, Lord Nut Levington
A great bar snack just got even better. Lemon, celery, pepper, and, of course, Bloody Mary spice give these a unique kick that you won’t see in an ordinary nut mix. Even when you run out of your drink, you won’t be able to stop eating these (or restrain yourself from licking your fingertips once they’re gone).
Bourbon-Aged & Tahitian Vanilla Maple Syrup Set, 2.0 oz each, Noble Handcrafted
It’s hard to improve maple syrup since it’s already so damn good, but these bourbon aged and tahitian vanilla renditions somehow manage. The two unique flavors give your flapjacks a rich boost: a smoked, boozy tinge from Tuthilltown’s bourbon or a floral creaminess from the vanilla bean version. And you’re not limited to breakfast with them, either: try it as a substitute for simple syrup in an Old Fashioned, or make it into a glaze for roasted vegetables and grilled meat. Either way, you’re going to want to be wide awake when you try these.
Salt sampler, Slavo Salt
More than salt, but not so spice-heavy that it overwhelms the natural flavors your dish. Put this all-purpose seasoning on just about anything — steak, popcorn, vegetables, even a spicy cocktail — and taste the difference.