I'm really glad we have a Fort Collins hot sauce company on Craft Hot Sauce. The Fort Collins Hot Sauce scene is hot as this article points out: Fort Collins Hot Sauce Biz Heats Up. We met Burns and Mccoy at the NYC Hot Sauce expo, but I'm very thankful of Jay, their owner took the time to share more about their operation and sauces to our Craft Hot Sauce followers.
Burns & McCoy's most popular sauce, Exhorresco uses the 7-Pot Primo which is considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. We then combined this pepper with the perfect blend of spices, agave, oak aged apple cider vinegar, black garlic and the almighty yuzu juice.
We got our start in the industry because we were not overly impressed with the local sauces in Colorado. We are not saying they aren't good because they are. We just felt we could update what is going on here and make it better with unique and high quality ingredients. The industry has obviously agreed with what we are doing because in two years we have won 18 industry awards. During the last two years we have also seen our products go international and we have our products in Kroger, Safeway and Whole Foods.
Our operation is pretty straight forward. We have our own facility and we crank out our products the way they should be done. We also do contract bottling as a copacker as well.