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McIlhenny Company

Business Address: McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA 70513

Country: United States,

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About McIlhenny Company

Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce was created by Edmund McIlhenny in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana.

The secret behind the great taste of Tabasco is the three years of ageing in oak barrels, plus of course the distinctive mixtrue of Tabasco peppers, Avery Island salt and distilled vinegar.  Tabasco Pepper Sauce took many years to evolve and appropriately, its production process is unhurried, even today.

The McIlhenny family still oversees every stage of production, from planting, harvesting, crushing, wine-like fermentation and ageing to final blending and bottling.

TABASCO® Sauce is still made on Avery Island, Louisiana, to this day. In fact, about half of the company’s 200 employees actually live on Avery Island, with many of their parents and grandparents having worked and lived there as well. Anthony “Tony” Simmons, the current Chairman of the Board and CEO, is the seventh McIlhenny in a chain of direct descendants who have strived to preserve the legacy and traditions of the company’s creator.