Over the past ten years, Danny Cash has built a business on crafting custom hot sauces, wing sauces and rubs -- and several Denver restaurants put his creations on the table as a proprietary blend.
The private-label man also has a label of his own, though, and he recently opened his very own hot-sauce outlet -- Danny Cash Hot Shop -- in the southern suburbs.
That retail outlet features a slew of Cash's hot sauces, including fiery blends made with habanero, garlic, mango and lime. We had a chance to sample a few of them, and while we had our favorites -- the garlic serrano was great on scrambled eggs, for instance -- we liked the entire line for its decisive heat; not a single one left us wanting for more chiles.
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In addition to the hot sauces, Cash makes condiments and wickedly spicy Bloody Mary mixes, which will clear out your sinuses and kick your hangover, if only because you'll be experiencing a new kind of pain.
And if those options aren't spicy enough, the hot-sauce fiend also makes a number of products with naga jolokia -- also known as the ghost pepper, the hottest pepper on the planet. If you're that kind of
glutton for punishment spice enthusiast, you'll find a run of sauces or a little keychain capsule of powder to sprinkle over your food on the go.