Fairhope Favorites - Moonshine Hot Sauce (Original)

A-4.0 / 5 1 REVIEW


Fairhope Favorites
Fairhope, AL, United States


Vinegar, Onion, Garlic, Pepper, Salt, Natural Flavor


Official: "Best when applied to beans, greens, French fries...."

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  • A-4.0

    Reviewed by on August 16th, 2015

    • Taste: 3.7
    • Aroma: 3.6
    • Looks: 4.6
    • Heat: 3
    • Label: 5


    The labeling is certainly humorous; even the very shape of the bottle evokes a moonshine bottle. However, it must be noted that the sauce contains no alcohol. Indeed, the "moonshine" moniker appears to be a clever marketing technique, that is all.


    The colour of the version I purchased "Aged & Charred" is slightly brown, as though perhaps there was some aging in oak barrels. Again, it is a mite bit tricky to determine if such is the case (it really was aged), but again, inasmuch as I've had many liquors in my time, including some that were aged, this sauce appears consistent with a liquid that has been aged perhaps for some 6 months or so. The consistency is akin to a pepper vinegar, such as is somewhat common in cuisine of the American South.


    The smell is appealing, with a satisfying zing of vinegar, yet without undue harshness.


    The taste features vinegar quite prominently, yet presents a robust garlic overtone that, true to the label, goes well with vegetables or chips ( called French fries here in America). I do imagine this sauce would you rather well with barbque or Mexican food as well.


    The heat is noticeable, yet well balanced. It is not overpowering, so ought to be quite pleasant for the average dining experience.


    Again, this "sauce" is rather more like a pepper vinegar. Either it will appeal to you, or it will not. The sauce is certainly adaptable in large measure to all manner of American Southern dishes and those of the Southwest, having a Mexican influence. I highly recommend this product.

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