REVIEW and COMPETITION: Jack Daniels BBQ Sauces

Do you like Jack Daniels? Do you love BBQ? Then this is going to be exciting…

I was sent some super new, super exciting limited edition Jack Daniels sauces to try. I have been saving them until after our Spanish birthday holiday (of which you can read more here) to crack open. The idea was to have a little BBQ when we got home, so that I could celebrate my birthday (again) with my friends, and offer up some tasty treats at the same time. Typically though, when the day came yesterday, it was blowing a gale and occasionally chucking it down. This is not weather
conducive to BBQ and trust me, even a slightest hint of a possibility of charred meat will send the Boy out. He has barbequed in the rain before.

So, I had to go to plan B. What’s a good way for people to taste BBQ sauce? Well, with chips of course!*

*We had got back off holiday 12 hours earlier, there were some chips in the freezer. What are you going to do?

We were sent two varieties of the sauce, both containing Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey. The Full Flavour Smokey has just a hint of woodchips added to a full, smooth barbeque taste. It is sweet without being sickly and that slight smooth flavour from the JD is just a hint in the background. For a BBQ sauce, it’s actually surprising complex in flavour!

The Extra Hot Habanero sauce is a Limited Edition, and The Boy loves it. It is very, very spicey – too spicey for me for definite. But I suck at too much chilli. Having come to love habaneros in Mexico though, the Boy assures me that this has all the flavour you would expect, and the kick, but definitely still the flavour of a good quality barbeque – it’s not just a hot sauce that only adds the chilli heat. The Boy did say in this one it’s harder to identify the JD flavour through all of the layers of taste, but that the aftertaste is kind of smooth, so I guess that it shares the characteristics you would expect!

And the sauces went down well. I put a whole array of sauces out to go with the chips and didn’t say that I was reviewing them. It was a sort of blind taste test. There was mayo, ketchup, brown sauce – all the classics and our two Jack Daniels sauces. And 75% of people, with free choice, tried the sauces. And went back for more. The smokey sauce went down well, with some surprised ‘mmm’s’, but as you can see from the photo, the Extra Hot Habanero was definitely the winner. I must give you the direct quote:

‘This sauce is the bollocks.’

I’m not sure I can improve on that.

Since then, we have used the Full Flavour Smokey sauce to make some smokey beans to accompany a Mexican style hash, full of spicey sausage, avocado and the like. And it was fabulous. For me, these sauces are really made to act as spices in a recipe, a really quick way to make delicious food. And happily, the nice people at Jack Daniels have already created a vast library of recipes to give you some ideas.
The Boy has also just confessed that he had some of the Extra Hot Habanero on a fried egg butty this morning. Versatile!

So you want to try them for yourselves now, right?
And here I am, like the magical blogging competition fairy, presenting you with the chance to win a super set of 4 Jack Daniels sauces all for your very own. And with summer just round the corner, that’s going to keep you in BBQ for a decent amount of time. One UK-resident winner will receive a bottle each of:
  • Extra Hot Habanero – limited edition 
  • Hot Pepper Steak Sauce – limited edition 
  • Smooth Original
  • Full Flavour Smokey
Just complete the Rafflecopter below. And do follow the instructions properly, I will check and any invalid entry will be disqualified and a new winner picked!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And just so you know, The Jack Danielโ€™sยฎ Barbecue Sauce range is produced under license by Baxters Food Group. In case you were bothered. I don’t know, you might be interested.

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  1. faye huntington says:

    on chicken for a more interesting taste! faye xx

  2. joanna_kow says:

    I would use it with BBQ ribs

  3. Anonymous says:

    My husband does a stir fry with chicken, pork, egg noodles and Chinese vegetables. I think the meat marinaded in this would add an extra twist

  4. Caroline says:

    I'd marinade my chicken and ribs in the sauces.

  5. at my bbqs this summer

  6. RICKEPSOM says:

    On a lovely bit of rib eye

  7. GW78 says:

    I'd use them to coat chicken legs & as a dipping sauce for wedges!

  8. Anonymous says:

    On a big juicy steak! yum!

  9. Defo use them on ribs and chicken for BBQing but also use them as dipping sauces too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. I'd brush on BBQ ribs, steaks and chicken

  11. Amy Beckett says:

    On some burgers

  12. As a substitute for butter/spread in a sandwich.

  13. Laura Elliott says:

    Oooooooh yum!! I'd use as glaze, marinade and dipping sauce โ˜บ

  14. Olivia says:

    I'd use it as a glaze on grilled chicken

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ribs all day long

  16. natz101 says:

    Would love to try these on a juicy home made burger!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ser says:

    as a condiment to most meals, added to casseroles and other sauces.

  18. I think i'd probably find myself adding them to just about everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. With chicken I reckon

  20. Deborah Bird says:

    I would get them out at the BBQ x

  21. sarahbox says:

    For marinating meat that was going to be barbecued.

  22. Anonymous says:

    on the bbq

  23. Nathan Wood says:

    Love these sauces, great to go with some ribs

  24. krnries says:

    I love these with plain chicken breasts or pork chops and a salad ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. rugmaker says:

    On chicken pieces

  26. This would be perfect on chicken and ribs for the BBQ!

  27. Perfect for this summers BBQs

  28. Lots of recipes but I think first would be on some slow cooked pork

  29. I would use them to add a bit more life to everyday family meals. Thank you!

  30. i would use them on chicken, love spicy food ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Anonymous says:

    cover some ribs ๐Ÿ™‚


  32. I would ue them as a burger sauce – my friend has them in tgi's and says there amazing !

  33. they are fabulous on steak, burgers, sausages and chicken drummers, delicous xx

  34. with some burgers on the summer BBQ

  35. I would use them in my spag Bol, chilli, burgers and so in, the possibilities are endless x

  36. on home made BBQ burgers

  37. Lisa Rhodes says:

    with chicken

  38. Amanda E says:

    I think I would use them on chicken wings as a marinade ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Kelly Hooper says:

    Hmm I think i'd brush them over chicken before cooking them on the barbeque

  40. would brush them over pork steaks

  41. chicken and prawns

  42. I tried the Original one at a friends house – it was fab

  43. Sarah says:

    I would ise with chicken and chips

  44. I love these to add on burgers or even to drizzle over salads… yummy!

  45. id probably marinade chicken!

  46. i also commented on the recipe for the truffle torte

  47. They sound good enough that i would want to add them to almost everything, especially any kind of meat.

  48. chicken wings on the bbq

  49. Tom Baines says:

    ribs omg sticky bbq mmmm

  50. mmmm on chicken dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. i would try it on a wide variety of dishes to see what sauce worked best with what meal

  52. I would use the sauces to marinade chicken wings and pork chops then cook on the bbq.

  53. mouseybabe says:

    They have loads of uses, dips, marinades, to jazz up boring meals. But I would use mine to make a sauce to go with steak or chicken

  54. To use with the barbecue as sauces and marinades.

  55. To make tasty marinades for pork ribs.

  56. That's a really unique thought, I like it!

  57. It's an interesting idea!

  58. Some nice ideas there!

  59. to make sticky sausages and ribs for the bbq

  60. Anonymous says:

    cant wait to add it to everything!

  61. I'd use them to spice up my meat for healthy salads!

    Jen xx

  62. Ally Jones says:

    On the BBQ with Chicken nom nom

  63. I would used them to marinate chicken breasts ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. jillwebb says:

    In caseroles curries baked beans the list is endless

  65. Matt Froggatt says:

    I would eat them!

  66. I would use the extra hot to accompany my cheese on toast, delicious and nutritious. The others I would use in my stir fries and as a marinade for chicken

  67. I would make some pulled pork & have it on a bap…

  68. I would use the sauces to add a kick to my veggie sausage on toast ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. I would use them to spice up my meals

  70. Mix it into a block of butter. Then I could apply it to pretty much anything – light fried things, butter on toast, a glaze on vegetables or meat.

  71. I have loved Jack D for years and i really like all the different products they are bringing out. I think these are the perfect accompaniment to a BBQ on a nice hot summers evening.

  72. To make the burnt meat from the BBQ far more interesting x

  73. Jennifer says:

    use them as a glaze on chicken or pork for the barbecue

  74. Kat Lucas says:

    BBQ Beef Short Ribs

  75. Teresa Lee says:

    On bbq chicken & burgers

  76. beckyi says:

    On a roast chicken breast

  77. Terry says:

    With a barbecue, brush over the steaks then just sear on each side. All washed down with a glass of old no. 7.

  78. Laura Elliott says:

    I'd cover my self in it! I could do with spicing my life up a little ๐Ÿ˜‰

  79. Val Swift says:

    On ribs – yum

  80. Victoria says:

    marinades for steak – yum!

  81. drizzled over potatoes and pasta

  82. I would use them as a marinade on any meat

  83. Have a bbq and have jd sauce on the side with chicken, salmon, steak, chops, my mouth is watering thinking about it!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. tarasahara says:

    I would put this on everything. Steak, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Crocodile, Jelly, Chocolate, Chips, Lettuce…. Absolutely everything.

  85. dawn chapman says:

    I'd use it with a beautiful steak!

  86. with ribs or steak yummy

  87. probably on everything knowing me!

  88. On the BBQ with steaks.

  89. writi says:

    to spice up my meals

  90. with chicken to stop t being so boring and with garlic crushed potatoes.

  91. Anonymous says:

    I'd use them in Homemade Boston Baked Beans

  92. I would add them to one of our big student bbqs and marinate the chicken in them where i finally do some of the work for it and finally impress my boyfriend with food!

  93. tabbaz123 says:

    Oh you can add them to so many things and I would make some dips with them too. I would use them to marinate for the BBQ and I love adding some spice to my gravy to zap up a sunday roast

  94. in tacos and enchiladas

  95. glennamy says:

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  96. on the BBQ ribs I'll be cooking this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. glennamy says:

    I would use the sauces to spice up boring meals and in sandwiches…

  98. Kelly Koya says:

    pour them over some slow cooked ribs

  99. OOh perfect for all my BBQs – my partner would probably put them on everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. I would use them with ribs… mmm messy goodness!

  101. I have commented on '2013: A Year in Pictures'

  102. I would use them as side dips for chicken kebabs and sausages!

  103. phil swan says:

    If " This sauce is the bollocks." then there is only one thing to serve it with, I wonder what sort my local butcher sells!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. marinate some chicken and beef kebabs for our half term bbq's that we have

  105. Barbecued chicken ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. There's so many things you could add these too to give an extra kick, or to use on the side of a plate to dip into. I would love to mix Extra Hot Habanero into scrambled eggs, Hot Pepper Steak Sauce would be great on the side of Steak and Chips, Full Flavor Smokey spread over chicken and cooked until it caramalises, Smooth Original over some pork and cooked until it caramalises and some on side of plate to dip. Am salivating at the thought lol

  107. Liz Price says:

    How would I use them?? With absolutely everything. we all love it in this house

  108. Anonymous says:

    Barbecued steak or chicken (DC)

  109. We use these at a family bbq on chicken drumsticks and sausages…mmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Anonymous says:

    Any Meat / Seafood Possible They Look So Scrummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. i would use them to marinade chicken yummy!!!

  112. Mary Chez says:

    On chicken probably ..sounds delish

  113. Anonymous says:

    Would like to try on some steak or chicken. My partner loves Jack Daniels
    (kim neville)

  114. Interesting idea Kay!

  115. Sounds like that would work ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Going to be a lot cheaper now you can get it in the UK!

  117. Not tried them with sausages yet – I think it's on the list though. Sticky sausages are the best!

  118. Thanks Hazel, all recorded ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. Anonymous says:

    Would have to be with sausages – we'd all really enjoy them but my daughter's boyfriend would be in absolute heaven!

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  120. This is my boyfriends favourite ever sauce. He tries to stock up whenever we visit America! He eats it with steak and eats steak a lot so it seems to disappear really fast in this house!

  121. mpsandy says:

    With steak. Would be great for a barbecue with sausages and beans.

  122. on a nice juicy steak to give it some zing

  123. mummy24 says:

    with ribs!


  124. I'd brush some on sausages before grilling and then have some more to dip the cooked sausages in

  125. Laura Kevlin says:

    We would love to try these and maybe share a bottle with our BBQ/JD mad friend if he's lucky! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  126. Anonymous says:

    Ooh sauce! Would love this to add to a spag bol for an extra kick :O)

  127. mellysocks says:

    I would use them to make boring meals more son would like the hot one on his baked beans.

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