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Staff Picks: Noble Handcrafted Tonic 05 XO Refined Finishing Vinegar

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JBF Editors

February 19, 2015

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Searching for the best small-batch, artisanal products to add to your pantry? Our staff scoured the market for you, and we'll be featuring their picks all month long. Here, director of house programming Izabela Wojcik tells us about her favorite all-purpose vinegar

“I love this fancy finishing vinegar from Noble Handcrafted. It’s their XO sauce, which is essentially sherry vinegar that’s been aged in oak bourbon barrels that once had maple syrup in them. The whole process leaves behind hints of bourbon, caramel, and maple, and the finished product reminds me of an aged balsamic. I just sear flounder, cod, swordfish, or halibut and garnish it with a few drops to brighten the flavor.”

Noble products can be purchased through many online purveyors, such as Mikuni Wild Harvest and Pantry Provisions.