HOT & BBQ SAUCE
Shack Sauce is perfect for anything from finishing grilled or smoked meats and vegetables, to use as a cooking sauce in long slow braises, and everything in between.
WHOLESALE
Our Sorghum Hot Sauce and Sorghum BBQ sauce are both bottled for retail sale and restaurant use.
FIND SHACK SAUCE
Located at your local shops and restaurants!

THE SHACK SAUCE CO.

The Shack Sauce Co. began in 2018 as an extension of The Shack, our restaurant in Staunton, VA. The focus at The Shack has always been traditions and ingredients from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding area. Sorghum is an old time ingredient with deep roots in our region that tells the story of the people in the area. Producing our sauces for the menu at The Shack, combined with the encouragement of Ian’s wife Leslie, and the desire to share our sauces with the community, the decision was made to go into full production.

Our goal with our Shack Sauce is to introduce sorghum to a wider audience using our years of experience and dedication to the foods of the mountain south pantry. Made with all natural ingredients, Shack Sauce is perfect for anything from  finishing grilled or smoked meats and vegetables, to use as a cooking sauce in long slow braises, and everything in between.

WHAT IS SORGHUM?
Sorghum has a wonderful and unique historical significance in our region, but it also has a wonderful and unique flavor. Similar to molasses in viscosity, texture, color, and sweetness, but with a fantastic pop of umami and a touch of bitter caramel. Sorghum syrup is made using sweet sorghum cane rather than sugar cane. The sorghum cane is first juiced then cooked similarly to maple syrup. For generations, sorghum served as the table sweetener of choice for Southern homes. It fell out of favor in the mid-1900s, after the availability and price of processed cane sugar and beet sugar fell. We are here to bring this special ingredient back to the pantries of restaurants and homes!