Top 10 Bourbon Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon The reddish-amber Bourbon has a lovely jolt of orange zest and burnt sugar on the palate. Exuding flavors, one sip feels like it fills our entire mouth. Price: $45
Donut Snob It’s the ingredients that make these doughnuts (available at area shops like Cofax and Food + Lab) so top-drawer: natural citrus zest, fresh berries, pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla, bittersweet Belgian chocolate and freshly squeezed fruit juice. Available at Food + Lab, 7253 Santa Monica Blvd.; 323-851-7120 or thedonutsnob.com Read more: The 8 Best Doughnuts in L.A. | The 8 best L.A. doughnuts | PureWow Los Angeles Sign Up For PureWow's Daily Email
A thick slice of grilled, bacon wrapped meatloaf covered in a melty slice of sharp cheddar cheese, topped with bourbon caramelized onions, more barbecue sauce and a fried egg. This Grilled Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich is the king of all sandwiches.
Basil Hayden's is the lightest bodied of the Jim Beam portfolio of small batch Bourbons. If not straight up: Use this lighter bourbon in place of vodka in a bloody mary — it adds an extra layer of depth. I need to try!