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Ardbeg Collaboration

Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned BBQ?

Last year we partnered with https://www.ardbeg.com/en-int 

When it comes to crafting the perfect barbecue experience, there are two essential elements that enthusiasts seek: smokiness and depth of flavour. Inspired by the remarkable characteristics of Ardbeg WEE Beastie whiskey, Smokey Q has embarked on a culinary adventure to create a bespoke BBQ rub that captures the essence of the iconic peaty spirit. Join us as we delve into the world of Smokey Q's Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub, an exquisite blend that brings together the best of both grilling and whiskey enjoyment.

Unleashing the Beast: Ardbeg WEE Beastie Whiskey: Before we dive into the BBQ rub, let's explore the captivating characteristics of Ardbeg WEE Beastie whiskey. This peated single malt Scotch whisky is renowned for its intense smokiness and complex flavours. It takes its name from the legendary "Wee Beastie," a creature believed to inhabit the Ardbeg Distillery on the rugged shores of Islay, Scotland. The WEE Beastie exhibits robust peatiness, combining notes of bonfire smoke, dark chocolate, and a distinctive peppery finish. It's a dram that awakens the senses and leaves an indelible impression.

Capturing the Essence: Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub: With the aim of replicating the mesmerizing flavours of Ardbeg WEE Beastie in a BBQ rub, Smokey Q set out on a quest to create a blend that would transform any backyard grill session into a culinary adventure. The result is the Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub, a bespoke blend that pays homage to the finest aspects of both barbecue and whiskey.

Smokey Q has carefully selected a range of ingredients to achieve the perfect balance of smokiness and peatiness. The foundation of the rub is a combination of high-quality hickory smoked paprika, ensuring a rich and deep smokey flavour. To capture the essence of the Wee Beastie, a medley of spices, including black pepper, cumin, and coriander, add complexity and depth to the rub. Finally, a touch of brown sugar and sea salt brings out the natural flavours of the meat while balancing the smokiness and peatiness.

The Grilling Experience: When applied to your favourite cuts of meat, such as beef brisket, pork ribs, or even grilled vegetables, Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub enhances the natural flavours and infuses them with a delightful fusion of smokiness and peatiness. The aromatic combination takes your taste buds on a journey, evoking memories of roaring bonfires and the distinctive Islay coast.

To achieve the ultimate grilling experience, pair the Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub with a dram of Ardbeg WEE Beastie whiskey. The harmonious union of flavours between the BBQ rub and the peaty whisky elevates the entire culinary affair, creating a sensory symphony of smokey and peaty notes.

Conclusion: Smokey Q's Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub is a testament to the art of blending flavours and the dedication to crafting exceptional culinary experiences. With its carefully curated ingredients and nod to the iconic Ardbeg WEE Beastie whiskey, this bespoke BBQ rub invites grill enthusiasts to embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other. Unleash the beast within your barbecue and savor the remarkable fusion of smokiness and peatiness with Smokey Q's Smokey & Peaty BBQ Rub. It's time to transform your backyard grilling into a true masterpiece.


Plus free ardbeg BBQ rub (60g)