How to make whisky BBQ Sauce

What is Whisky BBQ Sauce?

Whisky BBQ sauce is a delicious and flavourful condiment that combines the rich, smoky taste of whisky with the tangy sweetness of barbecue sauce. It adds a unique twist to your grilled meats and can elevate your BBQ game to a whole new level.

Starward two-fold whisky on a dinner table with cocktails and a chicken dish

Why Use Starward Two-Fold Whisky?

Starward Two-Fold whisky from Australia is the perfect choice for making whisky BBQ sauce. Its smooth and balanced flavour profile, with hints of red fruit, caramel, and vanilla, adds depth and complexity to the sauce. The whisky's unique character enhances the overall taste and makes it stand out from other BBQ sauces.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Starward Two-Fold whisky
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for heat)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Whisk the mixture until well combined.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sauce cool.
  6. Transfer the sauce to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

How to Use Whisky BBQ Sauce:

Whisky BBQ sauce can be used as a marinade, basting sauce, or dipping sauce. It pairs perfectly with grilled meats such as ribs, chicken, and steak. Brush the sauce onto the meat during the last few minutes of grilling for a caramelised and flavourful glaze. Serve any extra sauce on the side for dipping.

BBQ ribs at a starward whisky event


By using Starward Two-Fold whisky from Australia, you can create a whisky BBQ sauce that will impress your family and friends. The unique flavours of the whisky combined with the tangy sweetness of the sauce will take your BBQ dishes to new heights. Give this recipe a try and elevate your grilling game!