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Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Pepper Sauce

  • Finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards!

    Homegrown ghost peppers. That's the not-so-secret secret to our best-selling bourbon barrel-aged pepper sauce, which originated with our family-friend Dave Lemieux, who had begun experimenting with barrel-aged pepper sauce as a hobby, giving bottles to family and friends, including Ed. The hot sauce was an immediate hit in the Van Winkle house, and with a little help from Dave and his family, who now grow small-batch ghost peppers full-time in West Central Georgia, it became one of our first Pappy + Company pantry staples. Blended with mild red peppers, the ghost pepper mash is aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, resulting in a rich, smoky, oaky heat that adds just the right kick to everything from breakfast sandwiches to collard greens.

Customer Reviews

Based on 105 reviews
Pretty good

Overall it’s good, I personally wish it had more spice/ flavor. I have to use a lot to get the flavor I prefer.

Roger Gregory
Great Tasting Sauce

Really enjoyable pepper sauce. Nice flavor-not too hot, not too mild.

Nancy Wilkerson
Wonderful Pepper Sauce!

Excellent flavor and not too hot. Great on eggs!

Linda Van Horne

I personally haven't tried it (not a hot sauce person) but my husband and sons can't get enough of it! Only wish it came in gallon sizes! They absolutely can't get enough of it and they are hot sauce connoisseurs!
Will definitely be purchasing on a regular basis.


Excellent balance of heat and vinegar. Definitely a good on anything hot sauce. Flavor gets even better as you get to the end of the bottle! Will be ordering regularly.