Dead End BBQ, Sugarlands partner on sauce

Moonshine BBQ Sauce!?

Yep .. The folks at Dead End BBQ and Sugarlands Distilling Co. have teamed up to offer two moonshine flavored barbecue sauces just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

Rye and peach moonshine BBQ sauces are now available for purchase at Dead End BBQ’s Knoxville and Maryville locations, as well as at Sugarlands distillery in Gatlinburg. It retails for $10.

What started as a conversation about selling Sugarlands selection of moonshine at the Dead End BBQ restaurants, eventually led to discussions about what it would taste like in barbecue sauce, Dead End BBQ owner George Ewart said.

“I told them to give us some and we’d give it a try. We staAttachment-1rted with small batches with everything they had and then narrowed that down to four,” he said.

Four and a half months later, they are test marketing the 25 ounce mason jars full of rye and peach flavored moonshine sauces. If all goes well, you just might find them in your local grocery store shelves.