You might have been aware of a competition last year, launched by Tabasco, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, in which they put up a diamond ring, worth £15,000 to the person who found a special bottle of the peppery sauce. The prize included a trip to London to esteemed jewellers – Royal Warrant Holder William & Son of London, where the diamond would be set by William and Son as a ring or a pair of earrings. The competition was offered last year Royal Warrant holders Tabasco Pepper Sauce and a golden number was written on one of a batch of special Jubilee bottle of Tabasco that went on sale during the Jubilee celebrations.
However, although the competition went ahead, no one came forward with the winning bottle of sauce to claim the fabulous prize, and as such, Tabasco have now relaunched the competition to offer the diamond ring again. Tabasco now want one of the MailOnline’s readers to have it. So if you know a little about how Tabasco sauce is made, you could be heading off to London to claim your new diamond ring.
The prize is for a one carat round brilliant diamond, worth £15K, which you can have either set as a diamond ring, or a pair of earrings. And not only that, ten runners-up will receive a goodie bag choc full of Tabasco products and merchandise.
Tabasco’s got involved with the Jubilee after in 2008 they were awarded a Royal Warrant, awarded by the Queen in 2009 to its manufacturers, McIlhenny Company. This is quite a coup, as the family-owned company is American, and has been supplying its sauce to the UK for over 120 years, and includes the Royal Family as part of their most loyal customers.
Created in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny on Avery Island, Louisiana, he took a special variety of pepper plants he had nurtured from a gift of some seeds and made the hot sauce. He was encouraged by some local success he had, and decided to market the sauce as Tabasco and now it is known over the globe.
The recipe has remained the same, since those early days of production, and the business is still a family one, with members of the McIlhenny family involved at every stage of production.
The ingredients for Tabasco sauce are crushed red tabasco peppers, a little salt from Avery Island’s own mine and natural high grain vinegar. The peppers and salt are matured for three years in old bourbon whisky barrels before being strained and mixed with the vinegar and the result is that distinctive combination of heat and flavour.
The company say that the diamond competition was their way of celebrating their official new friendship with the royals during what was a very special time for the Queen.
So now for THE QUESTION!
Tabasco is matured in oak barrels for:
A. 6 months
B. 12 months
C. 36 months
Submit your answer, A, B or C, to firstname.lastname@example.org
**This competition closes on midnight this Sunday 17th February**
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Source: The MailOnline.