The inspiration for Golden Blends BBQ originated in Page County, Va. where a family friend, Bill Bailey, owned a BBQ pit. He was successful for many years, and before his passing shared a simple, four ingredient recipe with my father who was known for his culinary alchemy. My father developed this gourmet sauce recipe adding whole, fresh ingredients such as garlic cloves, raw horseradish, and freshly diced onions. His ideal batch was achieved a short time later in the Fall of 1988, and was known by all friends and family for the next 20 years as “the perfect balance of sweet & tangy”. Bringing our product to the public didn’t take place until the Summer of 2009. Our original recipe was named “Bootlegger’s Blend” in honor of my father’s Appalachian heritage and upbringing. A year later, some experimentation in the kitchen and intense public demand led to the unveiling of our spicier recipe. We coined the new formula “Black Powder Blend”, for it’s ability to add some fire to it’s signature tangy sweetness.
We will continue to grow our small family business while keeping true to the finest, most wholesome ingredients available. We hope our sauce complements memorable backyard BBQs for years to come!