Rising Sauce Smokeworks - Slow Death

Rising Smoke Sauceworks

About the Sauce: True chileheads will love this pepper forward and garlic heavy sauce with just a touch of smokiness. It begins bright with Trinidad Scorpion flavor with an initial burst of heat on your tongue.  What follows is a slow creeping all over mouth burn that will linger for quite a while.

Uses: Great on hamburgers and meatloaf. Add a serious kick to paella. Half an avocado and drizzle Slow Death all over it!

Heat: Hot to Super Hot

Ingredients: Water, Vinegar, Trinidad Scorpion Pepper, Smoke Habanero Pepper, Tomatoes, Red onion, Garlic, Chili powder, Salt

Size: 5 oz.

Maker Story: Mike grew up in a house divided.  His father was a lover of spice, at least on his terms.  His mother on the other hand loved to cook with garlic and onions, but did not care for the heat. In their kitchen, there would often be two different versions of the same meal being prepared.   

Mike started growing peppers in a window box outside his apartment and became amazed at the overwhelming variety of flavor that existed.  When a new job opportunity offered his family the chance to relocate to North Carolina, the first thing he did once he purchased his home in NC was to put in a garden that would house more peppers than he knew what to do with. The second thing he did was to buy a smoker. 

Inevitably after that, he decided to take a stab at making his own hot sauces. Early on he was a bit of a mad scientist and in some ways still is. The hot sauce line has grown into a family business and world-renowned line of hot sauces. Read the entire story here.