McIlhenny Company produces TABASCO® Brand products, which are sold in more than 180 countries and territories around the world and labelled in 22 languages and dialects. The company is family-owned and has operated continuously since 1868 with its headquarters in Avery Island, Louisiana.

Tabasco® pepper sauce is the same today as it was 148 years ago. It is unlike cayenne pepper sauces since it has a special aroma, a piquant flavour and a spicier heat level. It contains no additives, preservatives, food colouring or stabilizers. Tabasco® pepper sauce is made from ripe, hand-picked peppers and crushed Avery Island rock salt. It is the only hot sauce aged in white oak barrels for three years. Once matured, it is inspected for colour and aroma and then blended with strong vinegar and strained for seeds and skin and bottled.