50 ‘Things We Want’ This Week: Bourbon, Rye, Wine, And More Lockdown Essentials

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How are we doing today, gentlemen? With another week of hard work in the books, it is now time to treat ourselves to some retail therapy. That’s why I spend hours upon hours each week putting together the ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide for men, so you can buy the best.

This way you have direct access to the hottest gear for men. If you’ve been reading the ‘Things We Want’ for yours then you’ll notice the new look design which is meant to fit more with the style of my daily Everyday Carry Essentials features. 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.

Best Whiskey Of 2020: Bourbon

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I couldn’t put together a list of the best whiskey on the planet without including Bookers Batch Bourbon. Their annual ‘batch’ releases are the highlights of my year and Teresa’s Batch has been divine. The latest expression has a dark amber color and carries flavor notes of vanilla, nuts, and oak.

The Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Revival came out a while back and I still have a few remaining pours on my shelf that I’m saving for a special tasting because this is one of the finest bottles released. The 291 Colorado Bourbon Whiskey is a unique expression that comes from the Rocky Mountains and their entire portfolio is amongst the most award-winning whiskeys out there so definitely check those out as well. And the Little Book Chapter 3! what could I say other than it’s utter perfection.

[1] Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Revival [Price May Vary]

[2] Booker’s Batch Bourbon [$79]

[3] 291 Colorado Bourbon Whiskey [$79]

[4] Little Book Bourbon Chapter 3 “The Road Home” [$99-$300]

[5] Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Bourbon [$80]


Mancan Wine Red Wine Review

It’s an uncertain time for the entire world right now, with all of us (hopefully) practicing social distancing by isolating ourselves to stop this pandemic from spreading. That means lots of free time sitting around and binge-watching TV shows and movies while still trying to FaceTime with friends and family.

While that’s a great way to keep yourself busy and entertained, there’s just one problem: What do you toast during a makeshift Happy Hour? Since we’re classy AF, our choice is MANCAN wine, which is the better way to smash some delicious vino in the comfort of your own home right now.

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Best Whiskey Of 2020: Best Rye

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The Caribbean Reserve Rye is well balanced between vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar on the nose and it’s sweet but robust on the tongue. This is a blend 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 4-year-old Canadian Rye, and it’s finished by adding Black Strap Rum.

The Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye is hard to find but it just might change your life forever and I sincerely mean that because it’s that good. The Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey has been my go-to bottle over the past six or so months and I don’t know what took me so long to start sipping this regularly because it’s one of the smoothest expressions around.

[1] Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Rye Whiskey [$47]

[2] Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye [Hard to Find]

[3] Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye [$45]

[4] Angels Envy Rum Cask Rye [$99]

[5] Heavens Door Straight Rye Whiskey [$80]

Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses

Oakley Frogz Collection


These Oakley Frogskins shades are straight-up fresh. They’ve got the Frogskins 35th Anniversary models, Origins Collection, Mix, Lite, Crystalline, and the straight Frogskins line amongst a few others. These are lightweight shades so you’ll never get a headache and they all come in an array of colors and frame options. For real, check these out because you’re bound to find your new favorite pair of shades in the Frogskins collection.


Happy Hour Hero

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It’s Spring and despite this feeling different than the Springs of years past it is still PEAK time to drink rosé. The 2019 DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé was just released and this vintage is inspired by the iconic dry rosés of Southern France. I’m not into sweet rosés and I never will be which is why this perfectly balanced DAOU Rosé is such a delight with “aromas of fresh strawberry, sliced peach and watermelon” that aren’t overpowerlingly sweet. This wine carries notes of apple, nectarine, honey dew, and rose tea. It’s perfect for sitting on the patio and sipping as the temperatures begin to warm up and it makes for a perfect gift to yourself or anyone in your life who drinks rosé.

[1] Oakley Frogskins Grips Collection Shades [$136]

[2] 2019 DAOU Discovery Rosé [$22]

[3] Wellen Hemp Polo [$58]

[4] Rhythm Ikat Swim Trunk [$68]

[5] OluKai Mio Li Shoes [$130]

[6] Timex Navi XL Watch [$155]

[7] Mazama Hand Blown Glasses (Sale) [$74]

[8] Benchmade 318 DLC Proper Folder (Sale) [$204]

[9] Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars Kit [$30]

[10] Journeyman Card Wallet [$60]

Best Whiskey Of 2020: Affordable Bourbon

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The Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon mixes six recipes, each aged a minimum of 6 years. This expression launched in select states across America in 2019 but has moved into new markets (online as well) in 2020 and you can find this across America now. 100% check this one out.

The Knob Creek Quarter Oak Straight Bourbon is crafted in a pre-prohibition style that I’ve come to know and appreciate from Knob Creek. This expression is an excellent pickup. At just $28, it’s hard to top the Bulleit Bourbon, I’ll leave it at that.

[1] High West American Prairie Bourbon Whiskey [$40]

[2] Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey [$56+]

[3] Knob Creek Quarter Oak Straight Bourbon [$57]

[4] Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey [$28+]

[5] Four Roses Small Batch Select Bourbon [$80]

New ‘Blacked Out’ Essentials

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The Adidas Ultraboost 20 Shoes in an all-black (Core Black) colorway might be one of my favorite looks from adidas in 2020. I only unr in Ultraboost. This isn’t a flex or anything, it’s just the only shoe I truly trust these days to not tear up my knees and ankles if I go run 5-10 miles. They are the most forgiving shoes I’ve ever owned and I’ve worn them traveling the world as well because they’re so comfortable I know they won’t ever bother my feet. There are so so so sooo many colorways in the Ultraboost 20 so click here to check out those styles as well.

Next we’ve got the Fourlaps Short Sleeve Level Tee which also comes in a Navy Heather and Army Green. I have two of these shirts and pretty much wear them on rotation anytime they’re not in the laundry because they’re so damn comfortable and they fit so well. They also breathe perfectly which is great if you’re hitting the weights, cardio, or lounging on the couch like I am most of the time these days.

[1] Momentum Watches Steelix Black-Ion [$295]

[2] Adidas Ultraboost 20 Shoes (Core Black) [$180]

[3] Fourlaps Short Sleeve Level Tee [$53]

[4] Lululemon ABC Jogger [$128]

[5] The Carter Knife by The James Brand [$139]

[6] Aer Day Pack 2 [$140]

[7] Courant Portable Fast Charging Power Bank [$119]

[8] The Mehlville Carabiner by The James Brand [$60]

[9] The Benton Pen [$60]

[10] Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip [$75]

New Hats To Cover Up Your Hair During Lockdown

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I was in desperate need of a haircut at least a month ago and there’s really no telling when I’ll be able to get a trim outside of buying clippers and hacking off my precious lettuce. I’ve picked out some of my favorites new hats of 2020 for you guys to join me in just covering up our hair until the precious time when we’re able to reunite with our barbers.

[1] Howler Brothers Glades Snapback [$30]

[2] Topo Designs Cord Cap [$32]

[3] Only NY ‘NYC Crew’ Polo Hat [$32]

[4] Patagonia Waterfarer Cap [$39]

[5] Howler Brothers Original Snapback [$30]

[6] Only NY Winter Expedition Polo Hat [$48]

[7] Filson Sail Cloth Low-Profile Cap [$45]

[8] A-Game Hydro Floating Performance Snapback [$40]

Deejo Pocket Knives

These days, every single person wants something exclusive that helps separate themselves from everyone else. Whether that’s a private seat in the trendy restaurant, a rare pair of sneakers, or a unique pocketknife design that immediately draws eyeballs, it’s customizable gear is the only way to fully guarantee something that’s one-of-a-kind.

For those dudes out there looking to upgrade their everyday carry game as the spring hits — and have that special feeling of holding something exclusive — there’s nowhere better to look than Deejo Knives, which offers top-of-the-line blades with badass designs.


10 Of This Week’s Best Finds

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These Adidas Original NMD_R1 Shoes in a Grey Two colorway are some of my favorite everyday sneakers out there right now. The contrast in colors here works perfectly and the Distinctive Boost midsole provides more comfort thanyou ever knew was possible until you get these on your feet. I could spend all day talking about how much I love the Adidas Boost technology but I’ll let you check out their landing page and all five colorways.

[1] Oakley Frogskins Origins Collection in Prizm Jade [$136]

[2] Adidas Original NMD_R1 Shoes [$130]

[3] Highly Clutch Desert Pink Tri-Blend Tee [$15]

[4] Proof Nomad Short [$64]

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

[6] Penguin CBD Gummies [$45]

[7] Flux Waterproof Card Holder [$36]

[8] Topo Designs Rover Pack (Sale) [$95]

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

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

Treat Yourself — EDC Essentials

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[1] 1926 At’Sea Watch [$375]

[2] Mohinders Men’s City Slipper [$165]

[3] Fjällräven 1960 Logo T-shirt [$40]

[4] Free Fly Hybrid Shorts [$64]

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

[6] The Hardin Carabiner [$40]

[7] Billykirk No. 397 Slim Card Case [$47]

[8] Stanley Shot Glass + Flask Set [$40]

[9] Filson Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack [$225]

[10] Jaybird Tarah Pro Headphones [$160]

Some Steals From Huckberry’s Clearance Sale

Huckberry Clearance Sale Steals Comfy At Home

[1] Bleached Chambray Work Shirt [$67, usually $98]

[2] Nisolo Travel Derby [$63, usually $128]

[3] Flint and Tinder 10-Year Sweatpants [$67, usually $98]

[4] Onsen Bath Towel Set [$79, usually $100]

[5] Long Sleeve Pocket Tee [$19, usually $48]

[6] The Robe by Upstate [$78, usually $98]

Get A Tee, Give A Tee

Proof 72-hour Merino Tee for Men

Huckberry wants to work with you to hook up people on the front lines right now fighting every day against the invisible enemy that’s completely overhauled our way of life. For every shirt you purchase Huckberry will donate one: “when you purchase this bundle through the Get a Tee, Give a Tee program, you’ll receive your own 72-Hour Tee and we’ll also send one directly to a worker on the frontlines on your behalf.”


Stagg XF Pour-Over Coffee Set

Stagg XF Pour Over Coffee Set

I think it’s safe to say that most Americans are drinking their morning coffee at home right now than they were this time last year. I’m drinking 2-3x more coffee than usual but that’s my story, I don’t know you or your needs. But I’m guessing you came here for a reason and that reason is you want perfect coffee every single day.

The Stagg XF Pour-Over Coffee Set has been specifically engineered to deliver you a perfect cup of coffee EVERY SINGLE TIME you use it. The system first launched in 2014 on Kickstarter and it’s since been updated, tweaked, and perfected.


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

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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]

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