National Best of the Best BBQ Sauce Championship winners announced for 2011

Waycross, GA  - In order to find the Best of the Best BBQ Sauce, the National BBQ Festival accepted over 120 entries from award-winning barbecue sauces. This allowed the pallets of judges to taste only the top award-winning barbecue sauces in America and the only event known to have this requirement. The sauce competition was held in conjunction with the festival's judging school on October 22nd with winners announced at the National BBQ Festival on Friday, November 4, 2011.

From over 120 entries of already documented award-winning sauces, the top honor of Grand Champion went to Ole Ray’s Pork-o-Licious Barbeque & Cooking Sauce with Reserve Grand honors awarded to Carolina Sweet by Sticky Fingers. The Grand Champion received a trophy and a $2,000 advertising contract with the National Barbecue News to market and promote their sauce.  Reserve Grand received a trophy and a $1,000  contract. Past winners report there is no price to be placed on the bragging rights received from their making this list while competing with award-winning top sauces from all over America.

The top three winners in each category are listed below (more listings on the website at


  1. Carolina Sweet by Sticky Fingers
  2. Uncle Kenny’s Original
  3. Tay’s Sweet-N-Smokey Southern BBQ Sauce


  1. Ole Ray’s Pork-O-Licious Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
  2. Rufus Teague Blazin’ Hot
  3. Denny Mike’s Hot ‘n Nasty


  1. Carolina Classic by Sticky Fingers
  2. Big Papa’s Wolfe Brothers Mustard
  3. Jack’s Carolina Style


  1. Golden Rack Carolina Mustard by Bobby O’s
  2. South of the Butt by Grillmaster Chuck
  3. Spice It Up Mustard Sauce (The Shed)


  1. Sucklebuster’s Honey
  2. Okie Steak House BBQ Sauce
  3. The Sauce Works USA Original


  1. Sucklebuster’s Chipotle
  2. Mississippi Classic Spicy Vinegar Sauce (The Shed)
  3. Smoky Jon’s Spicy Vinegar BBQ Sauce


  1. Tennessee River Cranberry Delite Barbeque Sauce
  2. Old Ray’s Apple/Cinnamon Barbeque Sauce
  3. Old Ray’s Blackberry Wine Barbeque & Cooking Sauce


  1. Old Ray’s Peach-A-Licious Barbeque & Cooking Sauce
  2. Smoky Jon’s Fruit Spicy BBQ Sauce
  3. Spicy Orange Sunset Sauce (The Shed)


  1. Rufus Teague Honey Sweet
  2. Tennessee River Blackberry Barbeque Sauce
  3. Denny Mike’s Hot ‘n Nasty

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