Ok, so a friend loaned me a copy of the April issue of Whisky Magazine. There on page 19 is an article entitled "Whiskies get Fatter."
So, Weaze, you gotta find a copy, trust me on this.... you need to read this article. It talks about a cocktail made from Four Roses single barrel bourbon that has been fat washed. Basically you take 3/4 lb of top-quality smoked bacon, cook on high heat till all the fat has been rendered. Remove the bacon, pour the liquid fat while still hot into a sealable container with a litre of bourbon. Put in the fridge overnight, and then next day remove the solidified fat that has risen to the top, and then strain out any remaining fat from the bourbon.
"What is left is a bourbon with a buttery, unctuous mouthfeel with just the slightest suggestion of swine."
Now I ask you, is that not pure liquid poetry? They then use this fat washed bourbon to make a Benton's Old Fashioned. Apparently, Benton's pig farm is a cult pig farm in TN that sells to high end restuarants, and now cocktail bars. So maybe I'm just a small town boy, ya apparently got to go to the big city to find this kinda stuff. Whoda thought?