With a shared love of all that's delicious, they'd always wanted to finally do justice to the hot sauces, and Bloody (and Virgin) Mary's that they loved. So, in 2009, they started experimenting with hot sauce as a hobby. Their goal? Make a tastier hot sauce, not just a hotter hot sauce - something with a flavour of more than just singed tongue.
Their hobby turned into a business in 2018. Fed up of how bloody difficult it was to find a Bloody or Virgin Mary worth its salt, they decided to make their own. Manufactured in the UK using the best ingredients from around the world, the boys created a unique Mary Mix that delivers a hefty thwack to the tastebuds... as well as the competition.
When it comes to comparing their Mary Mix to the alternatives, where Longbottom say "tomato", they say "tomato from concentrate".
Always made with the finest tomato juice that's slow cooked over a gentle heat, their Mary Mix has the kind of flavour profile that simply can't be achieved with a cold mix. In other words, even the world's best bartender would struggle to knock up a Mary this fine.
Like anyone who loves food, we believe the best flavour calls for the best ingredients. With an ingredient list as simple as theirs, there's no shortcuts to be had. Always made with Grade-A tomatoes and fresh horseradish and Scotch bonnet chillies, they even use our own vegan-friendly Worcester Sauce so everyone can tuck into a Bloody or Virgin Mary Mix as it's meant to be made.
Longbottom set out to craft a modern classic that's refined, complex and packs a punch. Made with real tomato juice and properly spiced with a garnished blended in - the only decision to make it whether to add liquor. And how much.
A good Hot Sauce should be with you breakfast, lunch and dinner. They've made one more than worthy of every meal. With a little fire and a lot of flavour, use it liberally on pretty much anything.