Aged Up To 3 Years

The flavor of TABASCO® Original Red Sauce is unmatched because the way we make it is so unique.

The deep-red, juicy peppers are carefully hand-picked. Then they’re mashed, mixed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, and aged in special white-oak barrels – for up to 3 years! The aging process creates subtle flavor notes that are unique to our signature Original Red Sauce flavor. (Occasionally we also produce an exclusive TABASCO® Family Reserve Sauce that’s aged for up to 8 years.)

The aged mash is tasted and inspected for quality and flavor by the McIlhenny family. Then it’s blended with high-quality, distilled vinegar and strained to create the finished sauce.