This is barbeque sauce, not hot sauce. However, it is a really good barbeque sauce. A little sting up front that doesn’t last too long but does build the more you have. It has that brown sugar sweet and slightly fruity taste that only a BBQ sauce can have. I can only guess that the infused bourbon adds a layer to the sweetness. I thought about dropping a star because it’s mislabeled as a hot sauce, but it has such great flavor it deserves 5 stars. You put this on meat, any kind of meat and it will make you happy. The next steak I have gets this. Well done.