Bourbon and BBQ go hand in hand. They are flavor partners, sharing many common flavor affinities. But what really pairs them together is a smokiness. The subtle smokiness of bourbon from being aged in charred oak casks perfectly complements the smoke notes of barbecued and grilled meats.That’s why bourbon works so well in this sweet and smoky glaze for some thick and juicy pork chops. The sultry smoke amplifies the grill flavor of the chops while maple syrup emboldens the sweetness of the bourbon. What goes best with sweet and smoky flavors? Round out the dish with a sweet potato mash.