Mix all ingredients for the rub together in a bowl.
Rub mixture on both sides of ribs, wrap in foil and place a on dish to catch any leakage. Refrigerate for 1-2 days.
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Place wire rack on sheet pan, remove ribs from foil and place on rack.
Pour cider and whiskey into bottom of sheet pan, cover pan with foil and place in oven.
Roast for 2½ hours.