Tabasco sauce

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About tabasco sauce[edit]

Tabasco sauce is the brand name for a hot sauce produced by US-based McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana. Tabasco sauce is made from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco), originally from the Mexican state of Tabasco, vinegar, and salt, and aged in white oak barrels for three years. It has a hot, spicy flavor. Although produced in the United States, it is named after the state of Tabasco in Mexico. The sauce is used in numerous dishes and is the signature spicy flavor in Bloody Mary cocktails.