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theantiquetiger
03-18-2014, 04:31 PM
The world's famous Tabasco sauce is made and bottled right here in Louisiana (about 1 1/2 hrs from my house) in a place called Avery Island. It is considered the second most recognized product in the world, next to Coca-Cola. I went down there today for one certain picture and was unable to get it. They have 1000's of wooden barrels stored in a warehouse, aging the sauce for three years. The warehouse is not open to the public (I didn't know that before I went). I decided to ask around to see if it was possible to get a picture in the warehouse. After talking to a couple people, they decided to let me do it. Come to find out, the warehouse was closed today. i was bummed. I posted a video below that has the warehouse, you will see why I want to get in there.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/13251989115_1f2fa14ba7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13251989115/)
tabasco8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13251989115/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/13249346814_14f32bbed8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249346814/)
tabasco4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249346814/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/13249010755_85aa4cd613_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249010755/)
tabasco3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249010755/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/13250290003_bfd6e54376_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13250290003/)
tabasco6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13250290003/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/13249160043_d45797301c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249160043/)
tabasco1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13249160043/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/13252795164_73dcda2bbf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13252795164/)
tabasco9 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13252795164/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxf4M1AweoA

Runmonty
03-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Interesting set AT. Thanks for showing us where Tabasco sauce is made

I think I prefer the 2 production line shots in this set.

JAS_Photo
03-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Coolness! I kind of had a brush with fame a long time ago regarding the McIlhenny family. :)

Marko
03-19-2014, 09:52 AM
cool set - thx for sharing it.
Tabasco 1 is my fave of this set.

QuietOne
03-22-2014, 06:36 PM
The first one, for the charter and coat of arms (seems odd for the location), and the second assembly line shot.

theantiquetiger
03-22-2014, 07:59 PM
The first one, for the charter and coat of arms (seems odd for the location), and the second assembly line shot.

The coat of arms states that they are official suppliers to the Queen of England.

Marko
03-23-2014, 10:24 AM
off topic buuut - Who considers it the second most recognizable product in the world? (Not the company itself I hope)
Pepsi, Mcdonalds, Nike.... are just a few that I'd bet real money on as being more recognizable. (I love trivia btw)

theantiquetiger
03-23-2014, 11:18 AM
off topic buuut - Who considers it the second most recognizable product in the world? (Not the company itself I hope)
Pepsi, Mcdonalds, Nike.... are just a few that I'd bet real money on as being more recognizable. (I love trivia btw)

Thats what they said in the tour. You know how it works, probably one person did a poll and they stick to it.

Marko
03-23-2014, 01:37 PM
That's what I thought.... maybe that poll was taken before the industrial revolution and only given to Tabasco employees. :evil2:

Hillbillygirl
03-31-2014, 08:59 PM
Nice set AT, and the prod shots for me also. Not that the rest aren't excellent also though.