Whiskey Six BBQ

Whiskey Six BBQ brings together traditional barbecue and organic ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. We want to challenge the traditional view of barbecue without compromising on ingredients, and reinvent what can be created on the grill and smoker. This is West Coast BBQ. Whiskey Six BBQ takes its name from the 1920s McLaughlin H44 Buick, AKA “The Whiskey Six”, which was the rum-running muscle car of its time. To honour our Canadian bootlegging history, we offer an array brown liquor from Vancouver’s own small-batch distilleries and local craft beers, as well as a selection of fine whiskies from around the world. Have Whiskey Six BBQ delivered to your office or home through Foodee, Door Dash and Skip the Dishes.

Question: How are you supporting other local businesses?

Answer: We support other local businesses by sourcing all our meats from BC farms and ranches. All my Beef and Pork (organic/free-range) is from Fraser Valley Farms/Ranches. We source meats from Johnston’s Farm, Farmcrest Foods, and 63 Acres Premium Beef. I do my best to locally source my produce from farms at the Vancouver Farmers Market but sometimes I have to buy from other Canadian farms via Superstore. I always do my best to source organic veggies.

Our beer menu features only breweries from East Vancouver. My house wines are from Oliver BC. All our house spirits (vodkas, gins, rums & ryes) are from BC distilleries. My entire extensive beer menu is from East Vancouver breweries. Whiskey Six BBQ is community-minded. We love our East Vancouver neighbourhood, and do what we can to support it!

I would say that 90% of my services are from BC local businesses. Everything from my accounting to food and beverages is as local as I can source from. I use Livia Sweets & Bakery on Commercial Drive for my breads. I do all my printing and social media myself in-house. My accountant Promp Tax Services is on Kingsway Avenue in East Vancouver. My waste management company is Revolution for garbage, compost, and recycling. I use a local company called EcoZero for my fryer oil removal and they give me a rebate and use the oil for biofuel.

Question: What social and environmental practices are you proud of?

Answer: Social practices that I am proud of are that we train and hire people that are from the neighborhood. I am an equal opportunity employer that accepts anyone regardless of race, religion, etc. I also give back to the community by donating gift cards for non for profit fundraising and local schools.

Environmental practices to be proud of is managing an efficient recycling and composting program. We try to be as sustainable as possible. Since the pandemic, I have been operating with a very small staff. They all live in East Vancouver, so their transportation impact is at a minimum.

Before the pandemic, I was donating as much food as possible from catering and the restaurant. Since I keep a lean inventory and have very little extra or waste, my donation program has been on pause. I used to like donating to Union Gospel Mission and look forward to again soon.

Follow @whiskeysixbbq on Instagram: