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Kentucky Proud Duo C.W. SHUMATE Blackberry BBQ & Cacklin' Hen Hot Sauce Tableside at Windy Corner Market.

Windy Corner and Cacklin Hen

Burgers Are Better With C.W. SHUMATE Blackberry BBQ Sauce!

gluten-free bbq sauce burger

Good to the Last Drop!

healthy bbq sauce empty

Here’s a Tasty Suggestion…Jalapeño Cornbread Smothered With Blackberry Jam!

cornbread with blackberry jam

Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry ShrubSyrup Ingredients

  • - 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • - 2 cups white sugar
  • - 2 cups apple cider vinegar


Mash the blackberries and sugar together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 days, stirring occasionally. Add the vinegar to the macerated blackberries and refrigerate for another day. Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, discard the solids, transfer strained shrub syrup to a container, and keep refrigerated.
Should yield approximately 32 ounces.

Mix 12 ounces of sparkling water with 1 ounce of shrub syrup over ice in a tall kitchen glass and decorate with fresh blackberries or garnishments of choice.

Simple and Delicious!
Pan fried potato cakes, pulled pork, sautéed mushrooms, topped with C.W. SHUMATE Blackberry BBQ sauce.

Spam sandwich with bbq sauce

Open-Face Gourmet Spam Sandwich ~ Slice of Bread of Choice, Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, Lettuce, Sliced Tomato, Fried Egg, Sliced Pineapple, Pan Fried Hormel Spam With a Drizzle of Kentucky Proud C.W. SHUMATE Blackberry BBQ Sauce. Hell yeah!

Spam sandwich with bbq sauce

C.W. SHUMATE Awarded Overall Best Blackberry Jam in the Commonwealth at 2017 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY

KY state fair award

July 22, 2017 Farm to Fork community event in downtown Paris, KY. Featuring C.W. Shumate Sweet & Sassy Kentucky Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Farm to Fork Paris KY BBQ festival

Award-Winning Kentucky Proud C.W. Shumate Original Blackberry Jam Placed First in Class for Best Blackberry Preserves at the 2017 Bourbon County Fair and Overall Culinary Division Grand Champion!

BBQ competition grand champion

Award-Winning Kentucky Proud C.W. Shumate Blackberry BBQ Sauce Placed First in Class for Best BBQ Sauce at the 2017 Bourbon County Fair Culinary Competition!

BBQ competition blue ribbon

Kentucky Proud at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea

Book at Berea Artisan Center

C.W. Shumate Blackberry BBQ tasting at Pennington Farm Meats and More in Sharkey, KY!

blackberry bbq and pretzels

Pulled Pork Smothered With Delicious C.W. Shumate Sweet & Sassy Kentucky Blackberry BBQ Sauce!

pork bbq sandwich

Natural honey is a key ingredient of C.W. Shumate products!

honey jar

C.W. Shumate at Rabbit Hash General Store in Rabbit Hash, KY.

CWS Rabbit Hash

Blackberry BBQ Tasting at J & M Liquors in Paris, KY

Blackberry BBQ Bologna

Grilled Bologna with Coleslaw and C.W. Shumate Sweet & Sassy Kentucky Blackberry BBQ Sauce is Culinary Perfection!

Blackberry BBQ Bologna

St. Paddy's Day Celebration at Rooster Brew in Downtown Paris, KY Featuring Food, Fun, & Tasty BBQ!

Blackberry BBQ Bologna

Blackberry Mustard on biscuit

Blackberry Mustard Recipe

  • - 1/4 Cup C.W. Shumate Blackberry Jam
  • - 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

Combine, Stir, and Use Your Imagination!

First Production Bottle, Signed for Good Luck!

Autographed Kentucky barbecue sauce

Don’t Worry, We’ll Make More!

Both Produced in Central Kentucky, Jif Peanut Butter and C.W. Shumate Blackberry Jam Make a Tasty Combination!

Blackberry BBQ Grilled Fish

Blackberry Fish BBQ

  • - Fish Filet (1/2 pound)
  • - Black Pepper
  • - C.W. Shumate Blackberry BBQ Sauce
  • - Butter

Rub liberal quantity of barbeque sauce and sprinkle black pepper on each side of a half-pound filet of your favorite fish. Place filet individually on a double layer of foil lightly coated with cooking spray then add 1/4 stick of butter cut into pats, & scattered on top. Fold to seal, & place on grill at 350 - 375 degrees for approximately fifteen (15) minutes or until fish is flaky.

Each filet serves one hungry soul.  


C.W. Shumate Kentucky BBQ Sundae

BBQ Sundae

  • - Barbecue Beans
  • - Coleslaw or Potato Salad
  • - Chopped Barbeque Meat of Choice
  • - C.W. Shumate Sweet & Sassy Blackberry BBQ Sauce
  • - Jalapenos

Layer a Clean Mason Jar, With Beans on Bottom, Coleslaw in the Middle, Then Chopped Meat. Add a Liberal Tablespoon (or two) of C.W. Shumate BBQ Sauce and Top with Jalapenos.

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