Cool Smoke of Richmond, Va., took home the coveted Grand Champion title at the 27th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue held Oct. 24 in Lynchburg.

The win marks the team's second Grand Champion title in three years—no small feat!

As Grand Champion, Cool Smoke earns $10,000, braggin’ rights as winner of what many consider to be the most prestigious barbecue contest in the world, and the chance to defend its title in 2016.

Hope to see you in the Hollow on Oct. 22 for the 2016 competition!

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Featured Judge Bio

Lelan Statom
Nashville meteorologist Lelan Statom has been a Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue judge for the last seven years. When he first came..
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Previous Grand Champions

  • 2014 - Iowa's Smokey D’S BBQ
  • 2013 - Cool Smoke
  • 2012 - Pig Skin BBQ
  • 2011 - Smokin' Hoggz BBQ
  • 2010 - QUAU

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Featured Teams

Iowa’s Smokey D’S BBQ

Iowa’s Smokey D’S BBQ
Iowa's Smokey D’S BBQ, the 2014 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Grand Champion, is no newcomer when it comes to competitive
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Posters Through the Years

Posters Through the Years

Take a retrospective look at the history of the Jack Daniel's Barbecue poster‚ made annually with traditional letterpress to celebrate the sport of competitive barbecuing.

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