Chee-POHT-lay A Brief History. Since the time of the Aztecs, the chipotle pepper (pronounced chee-POHT-lay) has been prized for its dark, smoky flavor. Vine-ripened and slow-smoked to perfection over a slow fire, this pepper produces a thick-bodied sauce ideal for grilling or marinating meats. Fire up the grill with TABASCO Brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce and let your imagination be your guide. Or try TABASCO Chipolte Sauce as a condiment in soups, chilli, dips and more. With the perfect balance of heat and flavour, the newest member of the TABASCO Family of Flavors is a pepper sauce you can shake or pour.