Let's be honest. Bourbon is amazing. It's there when you need it, judgment-free and ready to make you feel just a little bit (or a lot) better. But sometimes you want the taste of the lightning without the electricity. That's why we love Bourbon Barrel Foods, a Louisville, Kentucky-based company that makes whiskey-infused edibles and accessories that harness the power of bourbon so you don't have to.
The brand's Bourbon Barrel Grill Wood is pretty much the only wood you'll ever want to use for anything from now on, but we think it should probably stay in the grill. After bourbon has aged in the charred oak barrels, the barrels are chopped up and ready for use. They carry the distinct taste of their former life, and bring that flavor to your grill and its contents. They're exceptional with beef and pork, but all add smoky taste to all sorts of grill foods. Just place several slats atop your charcoals and light the grill as usual — or you can even barbeque foods directly on the wood itself. Methods may vary, but the end result will inevitably be a mouthwatering addition to your BBQ favorites.