2023 #MORT Hot Sauce available 31st January 66 Handmade bottles of superhot sauce, waxed and signed by the Reaper himself...
MORT - This is the eleventh year of Mort and this year is very differnt from the past ten. The main difference is the size. For 10 years all of my sauces have been in the Italian dorica 100ml bottle, however last year I changed them all to 150mls. So.... MORT also changes meaning you get a whopping 50% more hot sauce.
Why is it limited? Good question. Well the actual peppers are home grown. It's how I started the business, growing and making, but it soon became apparent that I wouldn't be able to cope with growing and cooking, so one had to go...being a chef and not being green fingered, the bulk of chillies were outsourced to other growers. BUT...I do manage four plants now each season, and from two of those plants I get the yield for a batch of Mort. The seeds come from Joy and Michael Michaud from Sea Spring Seeds in Dorset, and they are grown in a fantastic Greenhouse Sensations quadgrow in my sunny garden. I do use a little chilli focus for extra sized pods. The other ingredients are top quality organic where possible, and Aspall red wine vinegar as this avoids the allergen sulphites, plus some Billingtons sugar, and Halen Mon Anglesea sea salt. The base oil is the best rapeseed oil money can buy in the UK, Chiltern cold pressed.
What is a T'Reaper'ment? I use this term to mix the words treatment, trio, and reaper... This years Mort, has gone through three dips of rose copper wax, giving the base layer, then spinnings of gold and jade waxes to finish. I am yet to photo this for the website so last years will appear in the image, but fear not, your bottle will be 50% bigger, new labelled, and signed by the Reaper himself. Numbered 1 through 66.
Bottle Numbers.. Every year I am asked for special numbers from customers, and I do my best to accomodate, however with many asking for numbers 1-19 it is impossible to be fair, so I have bubble wrapped them all and unable to respond to requests. There are many 'special' numbers other than the lower ones, as follows, which have been done since 2013.
6/66 is 'Number of the Beast'
7/66 Lucky 7
10/66 Battle of Hastings
13/66 Unlucky 13
16/66 Great Fire of London
33/66 Halfway There
66/66 Final Bottle
Size: 150mls / 5floz
Ingredients: organic plum tomatoes, homegrown moruga scorpion chilli, Aspall red wine vinegar, echalion shallot, garlic, Billingtons golden caster sugar, tomato puree, Halen Mon sea salt, Chiltern cold pressed rapeseed oil.
Suggested Uses: use as a condiment sauce for chicken or fish, or veggies.
Storage: Once open, store in a cool dry place and use by best before date.
Nutritional Information: Typical values per 100g
Energy 319kJ / 76kcal
Fat 0.9g of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 13.2g of which sugars 9.9g