The Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chili pepper in the world. Here is the statement directly from the Guinness Site:
“The hottest chilli is the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” which was grown by The Chilli Factory (Australia) and rated at 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) according to tests conducted by EML Consulting Services in Morisset, New South Wales, Australia, on 1 March 2011.”
Congratulations to Butch Taylor. You can check out our interview with Butch Taylor about the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” here.
Also, see the Guinness World Record Site: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/Search/Details/Hottest-chili/49118.htm