In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Add shallots and onion to the drippings; cook over medium heat until caramelized, stirring occasionally.
Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add seasonings. Remove from heat; stir in whiskey and maple syrup. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vinegar and brown sugar; cook another 3 minutes, continuing to stir constantly.
Crumble bacon; add to skillet. Reduce heat to low and cook 12 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Allow jam to cool slightly. Pulse half the jam in a food processor until smooth; stir puree into remaining jam. Serve with assorted crackers.
Bacon Jam Tips
How can you use bacon jam?
Spread whiskey bacon jam onto grilled cheese before cooking for some smokey-sweet flavor. Eat it with cream cheese and crackers, cheesy biscuits and club sandwiches. Or include the jam on your next charcuterie board.