While we love our work, for us ‘malcontent’ means that we can never be satisfied with good enough, and better still isn’t the best. We’re restless creators who respect and celebrate the barbecue tradition, but try not to shackle ourselves to it. We approach each sauce that we finish with a craftsman’s passion to experiment and improve, and we work every day to ensure that John McDonald's exacting standards and legacy of excellence continue with each batch.
As a small company, we’re very particular about our finished sauces. While this might make our product a little harder to find, we will never sacrifice our quality. We’ve also never hosted or sponsored a competition in order to ‘earn’ awards. All of our high rankings and accolades have been earned the old fashioned way—unsolicited. And the reviews have been very good. But in the spirit of independence, don’t just listen to what others have to say. Pick up a bottle, try it, share it, and above all, enjoy it.