Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two New Bourbon BBQ Sauces from Jim Beam!

Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Sauce
In Kentucky, bourbon and barbecue go together like vinegar and pulled pork in North Carolina. Kentucky is known for its thick, rich, savory-sweet tomato BBQ sauces that deliver a sassy peppery kick with a touch of tang, all harmonized and mellowed with a splash or two of smooth Kentucky bourbon whiskey.  Don't worry, you can't get drunk from these barbeque sauces and they don't taste of alcohol. Instead, the bourbon adds layers of subtle, almost earthy caramel-vanilla-wood notes for incomparable depth of flavor.

An excellent example of Kentucky-style BBQ sauce is Jim Beam Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, featuring real Jim Beam bourbon from Kentucky.  Magnificent on all sorts of smoked or grilled meats, its well-balanced flavor also pairs superbly with chicken and other poultry as well as venison, more robust fish (mackerel, tuna steaks, amberjack), shrimp, portobello mushrooms and other grilled vegetables. Additionally, it's an excellent choice for replacing ketchup in recipes like meatloaf, sloppy joes and hamburgers for bigger, bolder flavor, or for enriching baked beans. Whether you baste, mop, slather, dip or marinade in it, the whole family will enjoy whatever you serve when Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Sauce is part of the meal.

Jim Beam Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Because some people prefer a barbecue sauce that packs more heat, the makers of the original Jim Beam BBQ Sauce have also come out with Jim Beam Spicy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, a hotter and spicier version that still delivers that renowned bourbon-spiked flavor that defines Kentucky style barbeque sauce.  Depending on your own personal "heat scale," you'll most likely find this feisty barbecue sauce to rate between a medium and medium-hot (or from a  4 to a 6 using a 10-point scale). In other words, the spiciness is assertive enough to be noticed, but not so obnoxiously hot as to drown out the other flavors or destroy your ability to taste your food. And as a counterbalance to the spiciness, there's a touch more sweetness in the Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce than there is in the original--but don't fret, this is no sickly-sweet "kiddie sauce." This robust, grown-up barbecue sauce is best enjoyed with equally hearty fare such as ribs (beef or pork), brisket, pork chops, venison, wild boar, pheasant and other game, chicken thighs and legs, and possibly shrimp and "meatier" vegetables like mushrooms or grilled summer squash.

Both varieties of Jim Beam BBQ Sauce, as well as other delicious barbecue sauces from all over the US and around the world, are currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company.

Zestfully yours,

1 comment:

  1. I love this stuff, I started using it a few years back and haven't switched since. If you want to zest up your bbq and add some more flavor this is the best stuff out there