50 Things We Want This Week: A New Whiskey Experience, The Xbox Series X, And More

50 things we want

Here we have all of the latest Things We Want. This is a weekly gear guide of the newest and best gear for guys and it includes everything from gadgets to accessories, apparel to whiskey, affordable items and some outrageous finds that caught my attention.

I like to editorialize the weekly ‘Things We Want‘ as little as possible but it’s important to call out some items in depth. This weekly gear guide also includes my daily Everyday Carry Essentials features so be sure to scroll all the way through so you don’t miss any of the latest and greatest gear for men! If you know of a product that you think should be featured in my weekly Gear Guide then feel free to hit me up via email at cass@brobible.com.

Taco Bell Xbox Series X Prize Bundle

Taco Bell Xbox Series X Bundle

Cass Anderson

Gentlemen, I’m pleased to inform you that it is officially Gaming SZN and the season is GOOD. I was fortunate enough to be gifted the Taco Bell Xbox Series X prize bundle this week and got my first hands-on look at the next-gen Xbox Series X Console. If you haven’t heard by now, fans across the USA have until November 4th to purchase a medium or large drink at Taco Bell (or via the Taco Bell app) and then they’ll receive a code on the cup for a chance to win this bundle. They’re choosing a winner approximately every 15 minutes and each entrant can put in three entries a day. So if you’re trying to get this bundle you know what to do!

Here we break down the box within the box and I get to open up the console and get my hands on it for the first time. This is my first attempt at an unboxing video and to say that I have no idea what I was doing is the understatement of the century. I’d also slept about 3 hours the night before and this was late in the night so I could barely get my sentences together and briefly forgot what the product name was at one point so forgive me for that. It’s been a long year! I’m much better at writing about something or discussing it when I’m not sitting on the floor in a quiet room because my toddler son is asleep in his crib one room away. I’ve got more coverage on the Taco Bell Xbox Series X coming in the days/weeks ahead but wanted you guys to see what it looks like.

Here’s a much more soothing unboxing video so you can get the image of me sitting on the carpet out of your head:

The New Age Of Hosting With Basil Hayden’s

Basil Hayden's New Age of Hosting

Cass Anderson

I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the future of hosting with Basil Hayden’s this week. With everyone at home and unable to visit distilleries the shift in hosting has moved to our kitchens. That’s where Basil Hayden’s has swooped in with this incredible virtual option.

I was very impressed with what they rolled out. It was done through this website where you can RSVP for the events on 11/9, 11/12, 11/16, and 11/19 and participate in those for free. They use Vimeo for the live stream and there’s a box where people can ask the experts questions which the experts can see in real-time and respond to but it’s really a one-way portal other than that, not like Zoom where you’re both looking at each other the entire time. Check out my bundt cakes and my cocktails:

The Mastering Mixology experience will be held on 11/9 and hosted by the Cocktail Bandits based out of Charleston. On 11/12, Beehive’s Pat Ford will be hosting the Curating Cheese Plates & Whiskey Pairings experience. On 11/16, Baked NYC’s Matt Lewis will take you through the ‘Decadent Desserts’ experience where you can make those Bundt cakes above, and Hom Sweet Hom’s Lauren Hom will host the Hand Lettering experience on 11/19. You can RSVP to all of those (and participate for free) by clicking that button below!


The Kaikyo Distillery Whiskey and Gin

Kaikyo Distillery gin and whiskey

Kaikyo Distillery

I’ve been curious about the ins and outs of Japanese Whiskey for a few years, ever since I mistakenly ordered a $120 pour of whiskey at one of my favorite bars (The Brandy Library) when I meant to order a $25 pour. And I was lucky enough to do a guided virtual tasting with Japanese Whisky featuring Master Distiller and Blender Kimio Yonezawa of the Kaikyo Distillery last Friday which was made even more awesome by the fact that I was drinking at a normal time on a Friday night but he and his crew were tasting whiskey at 8 in the morning in Japan. That’s dedication to the craft right there.

We tasted two whiskeys and made a cocktail with the 135 East Hyogo Japanese Gin which instantly became my new favorite gin and I’m not exaggerating in the least bit when I say I’ve mixed that Gin at least 4 times since last week. The Hatozaki Japanese Whiskey is a blend of Malt Whiskey (at least 40%) and Grain Whiskey. What struck me the most of this whiskey was the light color. They don’t use any artificial coloring and the finished product is so light it almost struck me as an Irish Whiskey in the bottle but on the tongue I got coconut, almond, and a smooth sweet finish. The Hatozaki Small Batch Japanese Whiskey ($65) is a must-buy for anyone out there right now looking for holiday gifts for whiskey lovers. This is 100% malt whiskey aged in Mizunara, Sherry, and Bourbon oak barrels. The finished liquid has a borderline creamy vanilla character to it with some barrel char on the end. You can follow any of those links below to find these bottles on Drizly!

[1] 135 East Hyogo Japanese Gin [$33]

[2] Hatozaki Japanese Whiskey [$40]

[3] Hatozaki Small Batch Japanese Whiskey [$65]

Grunt Style’s Outdoor Collection

With a fighting spirit instilled in everything they do, Grunt Style is American born and bred, and prides itself on being a badass no matter the situation. It’s about attitude. It’s about freedom. It’s about supporting the men and women who currently fight or previously fought for our country. While you don’t need to be a veteran to wear Grunt Style, you do have to have a similar mindset. There’s only one way to conquer each day this fall, check out some of the styles from Grunt Style’s outdoor collection by clicking that ‘shop now’ button below.


Your Facial Hair Desperately Needs Bossman Beards

With the fall officially here now, there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing more beards around, meaning it’s important to take care of it and protect both the hair and your handsome face. You might not think taming your beard each day’s a big deal, but, like brushing your teeth or styling your hair, you need to remember to take care of it as part of your morning routine.

In order to help you do just that, Bossman Beards has some advice, offering up its four stage process when grooming yourselves, guys. Hey, harsh conditions can do a harsh number on your moneymaker, so it’s important to keep yourself protected by using these products with all-natural ingredients. Plus, you can save 10% off by using the code ‘BOSSBRO’ at checkout.


Mack Weldon Fall ‘fits

Mack Weldon Shirt Vest Pants

Mack Weldon

Why bother shopping around when you can pick up your Fall/Winter favorites all from Mack Weldon with this quick outfit I’ve put together for you gentlemen. The Mack Weldon 37.5® Oxford ($88) comes in five colors for you to choose from and it’s designed as a ‘high-performance, low maintenance shirt’ that’s made from a blend of 60% cotton and 40% 37.5 polyester. This shirt is naturally sweat-preventing. The Mack Weldon Habitat Puffer Vest ($148) will look great over that shirt. This vest is fully reversible (2-in-1) and comes in either Charcoal/Black which you see here or Total Eclipse/True Black.

The vest is stuffed with 3M thinsulate insulation and has six pockets for all your needs, it’s also machine washable which is clutch! You can complete the ensemble with Mack Weldon Radius Pants ($98) which come in six different colors for you to pick out. These were engineered with technical fabric (91% polyester, 9% spandex) so you can workout in them, chill out, run errands, live your life, and pretty much do anything. These pants are water, wind, and stain-resistant.

[1] Mack Weldon 37.5® Oxford [$88]

[2] Mack Weldon Habitat Puffer Vest [$148]

[3] Mack Weldon Radius Pant [$98]

Tejas Guayabera – A Texas Menswear Staple

There’s just something about the state of Texas, y’all. Whether it’s the food, the culture, the attitude or something else, people can’t get enough of the Lone Star State. And guess what? Even if you’re not from Texas, you can still rep some of the carefree livin’ style that goes on down there That’s because Texas Standard makes badass clothes that carry a certain Texas swagger, bringing a uniqueness that no other brand can bring to your daily style.

One of the company’s most popular shirts — that has literally been selling like hot cakes — is the Tejas Guayabera, which comes in a handful of different colors to choose from. With a full restock just happening, no dude should be left behind, because you can now scoop the one that best fits your personality.


The Bidet from Omigo Will Change Your Life

Yes, you heard that right. This will literally change your life for the better. You’re probably thinking that bidet’s are for high class individuals and something that Europeans only use, right? It’s time to get over that perception, pal, because Omigo‘s making this booty cleaner affordable for the Average Joe, meaning you’ll have a cleaner, more comfortable, and safer result once you’re done doing your business.

You deserve to be clean and comfortable after spending time on the toilet, and getting a bidet from Omigo is the way to experience that feeling once and for all. Plus, you can save 15% off when using a special BroBible code.


Best Essentials For Guys

colorful everyday carry essentials

The brand new Timex x Huckberry “Cola” Sport Watch (Limited Edition) ($189) just dropped and this is a watch that will sell out very fast because it’s that damn good. This is a classic everyday style you can wear with just about anything in your wardrobe. This design was inspired by the legendary military-inspired designs of the 1970s and 1980s. Starting with a blank canvas, Huckberry drew on those styles from the 70s and 80s and went with a military-inspired ‘crosshair’ dial with polished and faceted 6, 9, and 12 markers. This watch is finished with a woven stainless steel bracelet and a functional aluminum timing bezel, the HB x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch is everything you could want in a watch.

[1] Timex x Huckberry “Cola” Sport Watch (Limited Edition) [$189]

[2] SeaVees Mariner Boot in Twilight Blue [$158]

[3] Texas Standard Gameday Sport Shirt in Green Microcheck [$84]

[4] Flint and Tinder Stretch Defender Denim Jeans [$128]

[5] Deejo Knives Pocket Knife w/ Custom Blade Tattoo [$70]

[6] Cast Iron Fish Bottle Opener [$13]

[7] The Ridge Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip [$75]

[8] MeUndies Long Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[9] Jaybird Vista Earthproof Wireless Headphones [$180]

[10] Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 24L [$165]

Best Beanies For Men

best beanies for Christmas 2020

All of these beanies are somewhat similar in nature and are listed in ascending order of price. I’ve listed the links to purchase down below along with the number of colors each beanie is available for purchase in. First up is the Topo Designs Watch Cap (3 Colors) ($22) which is made in America. That’s followed by the Huckberry Beanie (7 Colors) which is your classic fisherman design made from a blend of wool, acrylic, nylon, and spandex.

The Upstate Stock Eco-Cotton Watchcap (3 Colors) ($32) which is knit in New Jersey and finished in Brooklyn using a thick knit design to keep your head warm in cold weather and maintain its shape. The Filson Watch Cap Beanie (3 Colors) ($45) which is made in the USA from 100% US-sourced virgin wool. On’s Merino Beanie (3 Colors) ($50) is made from Merino Wool which is naturally absorbant, temperature regulating, fast-drying, and soft. Last up is the Heimat Mariner Mechanics Hat (3 Colors) ($61) which is your classic pom knit beanie design and it’s made in Germany from 100% virgin wool. This beanie can be double rolled and worn above or over the ears.

[1] Topo Designs Watch Cap (3 Colors) [$22]

[2] Huckberry Beanie (7 Colors) [$28]

[3] Upstate Stock Eco-Cotton Watchcap (3 Colors) [$32]

[4] Filson Watch Cap Beanie (3 Colors) [$45]

[5] On’s Merino Beanie (3 Colors) [$50]

[6] Heimat Mariner Mechanics Hat (3 Colors) [$61]

Hand-Forged Carbon Steel Kitchen Knives

Forge and Foundry Steel Knives

Forge and Foundry

Do you know what I like? Buying something once and knowing that it will last me a lifetime with minimal upkeep. That’s exactly what you get with these hand-forged carbon steel knives from Forge and Foundry, a knife that’s built to last a lifetime.

I’ve pulled three of their kitchen knives (6″ Chef’s Knife, 9″ Chef’s Knife, Walnut Paring Knife) but they also have some awesome knives for everyday carry that you should check out. You can click here to see all of Forge and Foundry’s hand-forged carbon steel knives over on Huckberry.


Limited-Edition Timex ‘Cola’ Sport Watch

Timex Cola Sport Watch Huckberry Limited Edition

This new limited-edition creation from Timex was done in partnership with Huckberry and for this watch, they looked at the vintage military designs of the 70s and 80s and came up with the gorgeous and affordable Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch ($189). As a nod to those vintage military designs, this watch has a ‘crosshair’ dial with polished and faceted 6, 9, and 12 markers. It comes with a stainless steel bracelet and is powered by a Seiko PC33 quartz movement.

The Timex “Cola” Sport Watch ($189) was just released last Friday and this limited-edition watch won’t last long because it’s such a steal at this price.


Interval Shorts From Ten Thousand Apparel

Ten Thousand Interval Shorts

Ten Thousand

I was recently turned onto Ten Thousand shorts. For a while now, I’ve worked out in Bird Dogs but it’s not even the slightest bit of an exaggeration to say these Ten Thousand shorts are exponentially better than what I’ve been wearing and I’m now 100% on board with these going forward. These shorts have a supportive but comfortable fit with the liner and a silky smooth body feel on the skin.

Ten Thousand has several styles but we’re looking at The Interval Short today which is ideal for HIIT, AMRAPS, and Metcons. I’ve been loving the Interval Short for Cycling + HIIT exercise. This short has an internal liner that keeps everything in place but you can also order them without the liner if you’d prefer.

The mission of Ten Thousand was to distill athletic apparel down to its core by employing committed athletes to create apparel for fellow athletes. These short are made from the lightest four-way stretch material around and they’ve been exhaustively field tested (by athletes, for athletes).


Living Your Best Life

rugged everyday carry items

[1] Luminox Navy Seal Foundation Series [$395]

[2] SeaVees Mammoth Boot in Elmwood Rugged Oiled Leather [$185]

[3] Texas Check Shirt ‘Gaines’ Pattern [$99]

[4] Flint and Tinder 365 Corduroy Pants [$98]

[5] Monthly Knife Club Pocket Knives [$10-$45]

[6] Tanner Goods Minimal Cardholder [$35]

[7] MeUndies Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[8] Leather Loop Key Chain [$28]

[9] Ledlenser MT14 Flashlight [$99]

[10] Patagonia Planing Divider Pack [$119]

Kicking Back And Relaxing

everyday carry items chilling relaxing

First up here we have the exquisite Courage & Conviction American Single Malt (2nd Batch) ($75). The first batch of the Courage & Conviction Single Malt from Virginia Distillery Co. was one of the highest-rated single malts on the planet and the second batch is back with a 91-point score from Whiskey Advocate. What makes this single malt worth every penny is it’s made with 100% malted barley and aged for a minimum of 3 years in Bourbon, Sherry, and Cuvée casks which thanks to the distinctly hot summers and cool winters of Virginia bring out flavors A LOT faster than it would take in Scotland’s relatively stable (and cold) climate.

The temps at Virginia Distillery Co. ranged from 105 (highs) to below freezing (lows) during the cask aging process which yielded an evaporation rate from 6-12% per year versus the 1% in Scotland. Once the whiskey was aged in the three cask types from 2016-2020, the blend that went into the bottle came from 50% Bourbon casks, 25% Cuvée casks, and 25% Sherry casks. It was bottled between July and August of this year (2020) and the total 2nd Batch of Courage & Conviction production came out to 1,650 cases (9,900 bottles) so you should be able to find this bottle but it won’t last too long. You can visit the distillery’s website for information on purchasing + batch details + additional releases

[1] Courage and Conviction American Single Malt (2nd Batch) [$75]

[2] Lems Shoes Boulder Boot Mid [$120]

[3] Texas Standard Check Shirt ‘Hardeman’ Pattern [$99]

[4] Wellen Organic Stretch Denim Jeans [$98]

[5] Ledlenser MT18 ‘Brighter Than A Car Headlight’ Flashlight [$199]

[6] Monthly Knife Club Pocket Knives [$10-$45]

[7] Cloos x Brady Collection ‘Noire’ Sunglasses [$189]

[8] The Norlan Glass (Set of 2) [$48]

[9] MeUndies Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[10] Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars (Full-bodied) [$30]

Useful And Well-Built Essentials

Useful Everyday Carry Essentials

[1] Cloos x Brady Collection ‘Ristretto’ Sunglasses [$189]

[2] Astorflex Evoflex Chukka Boot (50% Off) [$81, Usually $165]

[3] Texas Standard Pocket Tee in Republic Navy [$34]

[4] Mack Weldon Maverick Tech Chino [$128]

[5] Tanner Goods Journeyman Card Wallet [$60]

[6] Deejo Knives Pocket Knife w/ Custom Blade Tattoo [$70]

[7] Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring [$28]

[8] MeUndies Long Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[9] YETI Rambler 26oz Bottle Chug Top [$40]

[10] Bellroy Notebook Cover Mini + Pen [$99]

OluKai Indoor/Outdoor Slippers

OluKai Slippers indoor outdoor


It’s Slipper Season and I wanted to put these two Indoor/Outdoors slippers from OluKai on your radar. OluKai has been a favorite footwear brand of mine for years and both of these slippers are built for staying comfortable this Fall and Winter while running errands, lounging around the house, walking the dog, grabbing drinks, and/or chilling out.

I’ve included two slippers, the OluKai Moloa Slipper which comes in three different shades of leather (Toffee, Tobacco, and Dark Wood). The second slipper is the OluKai Mahana Slipper which has an outer constructed from incredibly soft jersey fabric. You’ll love both of these you just need to find the fit your needs.

[1] OluKai Moloa Slipper [$120]

[2] OluKai Mahana Slipper [$100]


4 CBD Products To Treat Common Problems: Hangovers, Recovery, Sleep, Energy

best CBD products hangovers recovery sleep and energy

I wanted to throw some of the Best CBD products available on your radar today so I figured I’d include four of them and each with a different focus. First up is the Sunday Scaries Dynamic Duo which includes one bottle of gummies and one bottle of their Vegan AF formula and this is one of the best CBD treatments for hangovers out there today. Second, we see the Nanocraft CBD CBD Pain Salve Stick which is one of the top CBD products for recovery. In this instance, that’s referring to pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-regulating properties. Check it out!

On the bottom row, we’ve got the Honey Oil CBD Capsules 25mg 10 Pack which are one of the best CBD Sleep treatments you can find anywhere and they’re absolutely delicious. Check these out and thank me later. Lastly, we see the Rebel Morning Boost Formula (1000mg) which are a CBD treatment for boosting energy throughout the day by strengthening the parts of your body (cells) that are dragging you down. Give it a look!

[1] Sunday Scaries Dynamic Duo (2 Bottle Combo) [$71]

[2] Nanocraft CBD CBD Pain Salve Stick (500mg) [$64]

[3] Honey Oil CBD Capsules 25mg 10 Pack [$19]

[4] Rebel Morning Boost Formula (1000mg) [$95]

F*ck Coffee Nootropics Brain Support Supplement

tempo fck coffee nootropic review


Are you looking to limit, reduce, or eliminate your coffee intake? TEMPO’s got you covered with their F*ck Coffee Nootropics Brain Support Supplement. It was engineered to be an effective alternative to coffee and other stimulants by boosting focus. It’s cleaner than energy drinks and it promotes all-day energy, improved memory, enhanced creativity, elevated mood, and it’s crash-free.

The blend of Rhodiola rosea extract, Coffeeberry Energy, NeuroFactor Coffee Extract, and TeaCrine are ideal for rapid absorption. This is a newly-released item and you can pick it up on Amazon by clicking here or hitting that ‘shop now‘ button below.


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