Back in the fall of 2015 we got a few used bourbon barrels from our buddies over at Belle Meade Bourbon and figured we put 'em to good use. We mixed up a few (dozen) batches of our signature Jack's Creek sauce (the same stuff we use on our whole hogs and BBQ sandwiches), filled up the barrels and set them out on the porch at our Belmont location. You may have seen them sitting out on the porch and wondered what was happening.
About 13 months later we came back to those bourbon barrels, drained every drop of sauce from inside. But before it could be bottled, we needed to strain out bits of charred inside from the whiskey barrel, blend the batches from each barrel and adjust the ingredients to get the flavor profile we were looking for.
When all was said and done, we ended up with just over 2,000 bottles of Martin's Sauce Project: No. 1. This bourbon barrel-aged vinegar sauce has quite a kick to it. And just like the original Jack's Creek sauce, it's great on just about everything, but especially good on pork.
But it doesn't only taste good, this sauce does good.
That's because we're donating 100% of the profits from the sale of Sauce Project: No. 1 to The Nashville Food Project.
Funds from the sale of Sauce Project: No. 1 will support The Nashville Food Project's mission to grow, cook and share nourishing food in our city's most vulnerable communities. Each week, The Nashville Food Project shares over 3,000 high quality meals with those in need of food and connection, and it empowers vulnerable families to grow their own healthy food in its five urban gardens. The Nashville Food Project believes that good food is a human right and that human connection can be a powerful tool for change.
Quantities are very limited, so don't drag your feet to get your hands on a bottle of your own. We'll have them (while supplies last) in each of our Nashville area locations and here in our online store.