Maison Martin Mistral Hot Sauce
Around 15,000 SHU on the Scoville scale, this smooth and glossy sauce has a well-balanced, aromatic herb character that sets it apart from most other hot sauces. We’ve seen some use herbs like oregano before, but never oregano and rosemary. The rosemary gives the sauce a truly French feel—with a soft sweetness and fresh taste that subdues its vinegar base. The effect is very much like walking through an herb garden— lots of different aromas mixing together into a tasty herbiness. With a mild kick, it’s spicy enough to curb a craving for heat but you taste more clean pepper flavor, which won’t blow out your palate.
Maison Martin Zephyr Hot Sauce
Around 15,000 SHU on the Scoville scale, this wonderfully textured, milder sauce yields a perfectly smoky flavor from fresh smoked chili peppers. The smoky element adds a significant hit of flavor, but won’t compete with the flavors of your dish. It’s bright, fresh and chili-forward, with a touch of sweetness that coaxes more smoke aroma out without overpowering the flavor of the chiles. Overall really well-rounded and just plain yummy.
Maison Martin Sirocco Hot Sauce
Around 75,000 SHU on the Scoville scale, this smooth-textured sauce is tangy and spicy–essentially a better, thicker Tabasco. The Sirocco leaps ahead thanks to the gentle sweetness that both tames the vinegar and boosts the pepper flavor. It also has a bit of smokiness to it— not like a bbq sauce or a chipotle hot sauce, but enough to give it that extra something that makes it much more interesting and well-rounded. The subtle smoke flavor comes from powdered smoked peppers, rather than fresh. The result is a bright and light smokiness under the vinegar tang, not the deep round smokiness of roasted/smoked fresh peppers. A touch of pleasant sweetness rounds out the flavors. The hottest kind we have from Maison Martin, this sauce has less fruity ripe pepper sweetness than the other two and is sharper in a way reminiscent of vinegary Tabasco.