Spice Rub: In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cut ribs into serving size portions and place on a baking sheet; brush with oil on both sides and sprinkle evenly with spice rub.
Refrigerate if preparing ahead.
Whisky Barbecue Sauce: In a small saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. (can be down ahead of time).
Place ribs on preheated greased grill over medium low heat; grill for 20 - 25 minutes, turning ribs often until cooked thoroughly.
Brush ribs generously on both sides with barecue sauce. Grill for about 20 minutes, turning often and brushing with sauce until nicely glazed and tender.