This arrived a little while ago at ChileFoundry HQ, TABASCO® is one of the world largest manufacturers of Chilli Sauces with it original TABASCO® Hot Pepper Sauce being first sold by Edmund Mcllhenny in 1868.
Well a few years ago we started seeing some new products all still based on the original sauce, one of my favourites was the Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce (See review) which was a mix of Chipotles and a few other ingredients added to the plup used to make the original.
Well this is an extension on that theme, they have taken both the Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce and more of the Tabasco Plup and combined it with lots of Tomato and Onions and a couple of percent of Bourbon and a little blended Scotch to make a new sauce/marinade.
Bottle Supplied by Manufacturer.
So what it like.. on cracking open the lid, you smell the tomato and a hint of vinegar and smokey chipotles, it pours with the consistency of a quality tomato sauce. The taste is when the bourbon and whiskey become part of the mix, they are not over powering, but add a nice highlight to the flavour which is otherwise quite sweet with a big lump of tomato and garlic.
Chilli heat with this is not really a problem with this sauce, it is mild, very mild, but that is not what this sauce is all about this is to slap on your burger or ribs, use as a dip with or without a dollop of mayo. If you want more heat add a splash of your favour hot sauce or even some finely chopped fresh chillies.
At £2.29 (Tesco 20/10/2014) for a 270g bottle this is on the good value or even budget side of the sauce market, it has an interesting flavour that will go down well with most people, ideal for the BBQ condiments table.
I must say like it I have paid a lot more for a sauce with must less going for it. It would go well with the craze for pulled pork that seems to be sweeping the country. Pulled pork being cooked at such a low temperature can take sweetened sauces as part of the cooking process, but I tend to add a rub and then mix the sauce with the pork once it has been shredded.