"The same day the peppers are picked, they are mashed, mixed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, placed in white oak wooden barrels and allowed to ferment and then age for up to three years."
Tabasco sauce is often under-rated because it is so common. It is one of the best hot sauces available. And its accessibility is a virtue.
On the Web site, they have a QuickTime video of a television advertisement involving a man, a cheese pizza, and a mosquito.