Based in Avery Island, LA, and an American tradition since 1868, McIlhenny Company has a rich history of packaging its famous sauce in glass containers. Over the last 150 years, nine bottle variations have been developed with embossments showcased on the bottom of the bottle.
“Since our company’s inception 150 years ago, McIlhenny Company has produced TABASCO® Sauce in an extremely resourceful manner. Bottling our product in glass is just one part of that equation,” says Harold Osborn, Chief Sustainability Officer and fifth-generation McIlhenny family member. “What began out of necessity to manage costs has continued to this day in an effort to minimize our environmental footprint.”
Originally introduced in 1927, the craftsmanship and versatility of the iconic, red-capped bottle with the diamond label is now sold in 195 countries and territories and labeled in 25 languages and dialects.
The 5oz TABASCO® Sauce Anniversary edition glass bottle is manufactured in high-quality flint (clear) glass by Ardagh Group, and it features the words “150th Anniversary” on the shoulder of the bottle.
Glass bottles are 100-percent recyclable and rated Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the only packaging material to receive that rating for foods and beverages.
During its 150th anniversary, McIlhenny Company is marking this historic milestone with a yearlong celebration dedicated to the people who have made TABASCO® Sauce a staple in restaurants and kitchens, and an essential ingredient in recipes worldwide.
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