Whisk together the water, bourbon whiskey, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice in a bowl then pour into a ceramic dish. Add the rib-eye steaks and coat with the marinade then cover with plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat a BBQ for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
Remove the rib-eye steaks from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
BBQ the steaks on high 1 to 2 minutes per side to sear the meat. Move the steaks to a cooler part of the BBQ and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side.