Nena’s Meats & Provisions partners with farmers from all across the Carolinas to provide tasty, natural and unique ingredients for our sauces.
All of our sauces will vary slightly from year to year, since climates change in the Carolinas, causing the chili's to strengthen in flavor or dwindle.
Dusty Foothills Chili Sauce
Dusty Foothills is crafted from all naturally grown Carolina Aji Dulce and Espelette chilis. This sauce began its journey over a decade ago when some “dusty” Espelette chili seeds made it to North Carolina and we gifted them to our farmer friends. Through careful cultivation, the harvest grew from terra cotta planters to acres of chilies.
Dusty Foothills is made from fermenting the Carolina Aji Dulce and Carolina Espelette chilis. On the palette, you will find floral, sour and the right amount of heat for everyone at the table to enjoy.
2016 Rum Barrel Aged Dusty Foothills Chili Sauce
This is the inaugural run of Dusty Foothills aged in a Fair Game Beverage Company rum barrel for one year. The smoothness, char and rum notes develop Dusty into an almost drinkable version. The floral notes of the sauce dance in harmony with the barrel morphing the flavor a touch sweeter, hints of vanilla, and the right amount of liquor tannins.
Be on the lookout for the 2017 Whiskey Barrel Aged Dusty Foothills chili sauce coming next year which is currently being aged in a Seventeen Twelve Southern Spirits whiskey barrel.
Sunny Amarillo Chili Sauce
Sunny Amarillo is inspired by a special woman, her perfume, days on the beach, and her beauty.
This sauce is crafted from a unique ferment of naturally grown Carolina Trinidad Perfume and Jamaican Mushroom chilis. This ferment brings out the floral notes of the Trinidad, heat of the Mushroom chili, incorporates an intoxicating charred pineapple, and sour citrus fruit notes. Sunny is a truly unique sauce – bright, floral, funky, tropical and spicy, just like a “sunny” day in the islands.
Lucy Beauregard Chili Sauce
This sauce honors North Carolina’s largest crop, the Sweet Potato. This sauce is crafted by fermenting orange habanero chilies and sweet potatoes. The mash is then aged in whiskey barrels, that also had beer aged in them.
Lucy Beauregard has the right balance of sweet, heat and twang on the palette. The subtle hints of the oak tannins bring it all together to dance in harmony.