TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauces are made by McIlhenny Company, founded in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana, south of the USA. Since then for more than 140 years McIlhenny Company makes the unique worldwide known TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce. Best quality, unique recipe and respect to traditions are a visiting-card of TABASCO® Sauce.
TABASCO® Sauce sold in over 180 countries and used by millions of people in food of different national cuisines. There are more than 150 different types of hot pepper sauces around the world, but TABASCO® Sauce are by far the market leader.
Since 1980, TABASCO® Sauce is included to the official ration of the Armed Forces of United States, and to the ration of the Armed Forces of Great Britain.
McIlhenny Company is also the official sauces supplier for the NASA space agency. TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce is included to the official menu of astronauts of the “Space Shuttle” program.
TABASCO®, the Diamond and Bottle Logos are trademarks of McIlhenny Co.
TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce was created by Edmund McIlhenny and its production today remains virtually unchanged. Ripe red tabasco peppers are carefully picked, mashed, mixed with salt extracted from the Avery Island mines and aged in white oak barrels up to three years. Then pepper mash is dried, mixed with natural vinegar, aged for another two weeks and bottled up.