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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Meat Marinade & BBQ Sauce

Updated: May 11, 2022

If you're grilling this weekend or any weekend, you must make Fab Foodie Club's Uncle Nearest Whiskey marinade and BBQ sauce for your meats! Be mindful these recipes take time. Like Tennessee Whiskey, your marinade and BBQ have to "age," for the ultimate flavor. The marinade is an overnight marinade, (you can also marinate your meat up to 24 hours) and your BBQ sauce has to be made a minimum of 24 hours and no longer than 7 days (the longer it ages the better the sauce) before you use it on your meats or as a side condiment.

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is inspired by the world's greatest whiskey-maker African-American master distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green of Lynchburg, Tennessee. As a slave, the legendary distiller, Mr. "Nearest" Green was the one who taught the famous Jack Daniel's the "Lincoln County Process," the unique African filtration method that was and is still used to make Tennesse whiskey. Named one of the top 5 whiskeys in the world, The Uncle Nearest brand is wholly owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., an all minority-led business and is distilled, aged, bottled, and hand-labeled in Tennessee. The Uncle Nearest distillery sits on 270 acres in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and is sold around the world. Watch the video below and visit their website to discover the glorious legacy of Nathan "Nearest" Green and this rich premium whiskey brand.

Fab Foodie Club's Uncle Nearest Whiskey Marinade

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Olive Oil

  • 1 cup of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

  • 1 cup of brown sugar packed

  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic

  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions

  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash

  • *2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • *2 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • *2 fresh bay leaves

  • *2 fresh sage leaves

  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)

  • *You can substitute 2 teaspoons of dry spices for fresh spices.

Combine all ingredients in a dish and pour it into a gallon storage bag, along with your meats.

Let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

Remove meat from the marinade when you are ready to grill!

Fab Foodie Club's Uncle Nearest Whiskey BBQ

You will need:

1 cup Uncle Nearest Whiskey

1 cup of pineapple juice

2 cups of ketchup

1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

3/4 cup molasses (unsulfured)

1 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon pink sea salt

1 tablespoon of minced onions

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine all ingredients in a warm saucepan, increase heat to medium-high until ingredients begin to boil. Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer and thicken for an hour.

Let sauce cool. Place sauce in a container, place it into the refrigerator until ready to use

The Legacy of Nathan "Uncle Nearest" Green

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