Tabasco’s New $35 Hot Sauce Sounds More Like Bourbon Than Vinegar

Is it a bit… much? Sure, but we still want it.


So, like, I’m aware $35 is a lot for a six-ounce bottle of hot sauce. No, it’s more than a lot — it’s unreasonable. But, what isn’t unreasonable is lusting over a hot sauce whose vibe reads more old bourbon than it savior of reheated leftovers. To celebrate Tabasco’s 150th birthday, McIllheny cooked up a hot sauce made with sparkling, white wine vinegar a bit of salt and its signature Avery Island peppers aged for up to 15 years. The Diamond Reserve Red Sauce, which is available on their website now, arrives at your doorstep in a pretty gold box wrapped in gold foil. It’s just the right amount of over-the-top to celebrate making a wicked hot sauce for a century and a half.

Buy Now: $35

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