If you're a hot sauce collector and haven't yet gotten your bottle of the 2009 edition of Dave's Insanity Sauce Private Reserve, I have bad news: We've sold out! Made with the world's hottest chili pepper (the Naga Jolokia or "ghost" pepper, also called the Bhut Jolokia), Dave's Private Reserve is known for being one of the hottest hot sauces on the market. Each year, Dave brews up a new version and releases a limited number of his Private Reserve Insanity Sauce. Each bottle is packaged in a wooden coffin that's wrapped in yellow "caution" tape, and is hand-signed and numbered by Dave himself. Prized by chileheads, fiery foods fanatics and serious hot sauce collectors, early editions of Dave's Private Reserve Hot Sauces have been known to command a hefty price, with stories of people paying over $1,000 for a bottle!
If you missed out on the 2009 edition, don't despair. Here at Carolina Sauce, we're hoping to get our hands on a few bottles of the 2010 edition of Dave's Private Reserve in time for the holiday shopping season. Stay tuned to the blog, because as soon as we have the 2010 edition in stock, it'll be announced here.