National BBQ Assoc. Awards 3rd Place to Georgia's Hot Vinegar BBQ Sauce!

Published In: ROOT Created Date: 2015-03-19

NBBQA Recognizes Locally Made Georgia’s Vinegar Hot Barbeque Sauce as “Award of Excellence” Winner

The Sauce Company, Inc. Lilburn Georgia takes home high honors at NBBQA national conference

NAPERVILLE, Ill.  – March 9, 2015 -- The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) announced today that local product Georgia’s Vinegar Hot Barbeque Sauce was among the top winners in this year's Awards of Excellence competition, earning 3rd place in the Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy category. The award was announced at the organization's annual conference held March 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn.

The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, and the winners were selected from among 450 total submissions.

"BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers," said Roy Slicker, association president. "It's a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the foodservice industry."

“I am thankful and grateful for the recognition! I would like to thank my wife, family and friends for their help and support.” - Scott Galt, The Sauce Company, Inc. Lilburn, Georgia

In addition to the annual competition, the 2015 NBBQA conference featured an array of valuable seminars led by well respected BBQ standouts. Attendees learned from the best at presentations such as Where Barbecue Means Business, Creating Sauce and Rubs, Marketing & Promotions, Science of Meat and Taste and many others.  Larry Winget, TV personality, author and BBQ enthusiast, served as the conference’s keynote speaker.  The conference also featured an impressive gathering of grills, smokers and BBQ equipment and accessories at the trade show as well as a celebrity steak cook-off competition.


Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) is the only trade association dedicated to the business of barbecue. The NBBQA'S goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, facilitate effective networking and alliances of industry resources, provide informational and educational resources that foster new business opportunities for its members. For more information, visit

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