Bourbon Barrel Recipes



Slow – Small – Simple, that’s our motto with this traditional dish!


  • 4 tbsp Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salt
  • 1 tbsp Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 6 chicken drumsticks, trimmed of excess fat
  • 6 chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 cups Bourbon Barrel Barbecue Sauce


  1. In a large bowl or container, add the smoked salt, pepper and 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Add the cold water and stir.
  2.  Drop in the chicken pieces and place into the refrigerator. Leave chicken to brine for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat a grill for indirect grilling. Light charcoals, burn until ash grey and dump them all on one side of the grill. Alternately, turn on just one side of a gas grill. Once grill is hot, clean and oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from brine and onto paper towels to dry. Place chicken, skin side down, on the cool side of the grill, away from coals. Cover with a lid. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken starts to brown, turning once or twice.
  5. Move chicken closer to coals (the hot side) but not directly over them. Cook and begin to flip chicken often, brushing liberally with the barbecue sauce every 5 minutes until sticky, for about 10-15 minutes more. Remove from grill and rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Appetizer, Main Course