Blair’s 3 A.M. Reserve
If anyone wants to make Zach happy, gift him a bottle from Blair’s. Blair’s makes snacks as well as hot sauces, but the sauces make the brand famous all over the globe. The 3 A.M. is the second in a series of the “A.M.” Reserves extracts, which are named for when Blair worked in the bar business. Any patron who wanted to stay past closing at 2 am had to eat four hot wings with Blair’s dastardly sauce, but none ever succeeded. The 3 A.M. Reserve has a range of 900,000-1,200,000 scoville units, comparable to ghost peppers. Blair’s mix of red savina habanero chili, cayenne chili, and special extract is recommended to use extremely sparingly – a teaspoon is more than enough to enhance a gallon of your own sauce, as per Blair. He signs and numbers each bottle and can even personalize if you like, so hardcore chiliheads would go gaga over a gift like this. As a collector’s item, some editions have been known to resell for BIG money, so it’s a hard choice: crack the seal and enjoy the extract, or save it and bank it? What would you do, reader?