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    Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    Is this the greatest idea ever or what?

    Bacon-Infused Maker's Mark.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    At first blush, this sounds like a tragedy in the making.

    But on further reflection, with the right bourbon (a sweet, slightly spicy one), this could actually work? Dunno if Maker's is the right choice, though. Maybe something like ETL.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I agree with Chuck on this one. Everyone loves bacon! and flavored with bourbon it gotta be even better.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I've had the maple sausages...how about bourbon cured bacon?

    The bacon/bourbon combo is intruguing.
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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I've had this fat washed bourbon twice. The second time as part of a cocktail class led by molecular mixologist (although he hates that designation) Eben Freeman. Both times it was used in an Old-Fashioned. Eben used Bulleit Bourbon and a home-made mole bitters. Both times it was a fine drink, although I thought the version with the mole bitters was superior. It's not going to replace my bourbon-flavored bourbon, but it's a nice alternative to a Bloody Mary with brunch.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I was drivin' along old US 68 heading down towards KY one day when I saw a big ole' nasty hog, covered in it's own takin' a big ole' leak outta it's big ole' nasty hog d***!

    That was the last day I EVER intentionally consumed pork products of ANY kind.
    Last edited by plaid_emu; 07-17-2008 at 20:35.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I like bourbon. I like bacon.

    But when I think about this, the room begins to spin. I think it's my mind, reeling.
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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    I like the bacon fat method. That way no bacon is lost.

    The taste combination sounds fine to me. I use bourbon barrel wood for smoking pork shoulders. These are two great tastes that taste great together.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    One thing I learned from living in Kentucky for nine years is that everything is better with bacon.

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    Re: Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    One thing I learned from living in Kentucky for nine years is that everything is better with bacon.
    Would that include....no, I'm not going there...
    Scott

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