Cut up thick-cut bacon and cook in a large pot until the bacon turns crispy, and the fat renders and turns foamy like so.
Remove the bacon from the pot. Add some chopped onion and cook until they turn brown and caramelize.
Add the bacon bacon to the pot with garlic, maple syrup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and cayenne. Cook until thickened and then add thyme and bourbon.
Move the cooked bacon and onion mixture to a food processor. Pulse until it reaches your desired consistency like so.
After one bite, you'll never need another bacon jam recipe again. With that delicious bourbon, it doesn't get better than this. Enjoy!