Look, I love bourbon--more than any libation. I love sips of Pappy with a thick book in a comfortable chair, and I love swigs of Old Charter between laughs around a campfire. I celebrated with bourbon the night after I shot my first deer, and at camp after I landed my first steelhead. I love bourbon neat, on ice, or mixed into a Manhattan or Sazerac. (I don't love it, however, with Coke. That just spoils the spirit.) And I love it most of all in an Old Fashioned--the most essential cocktail. Anyway, my point is: I love bourbon just the way it is, too. But sometimes it's fun to experiment with new flavors in the kitchen. Just so you know, this bacon stuff tastes really good. But then, how could it not? It's bourbon and bacon!