I think the key was doing the fat infusion process twice. The first time around I wasn't getting that smoky bacon aroma that it should have had. I had reserved a few ounces of bacon fat just in case, so I did it again. That was the key, I believe.
Gia said the Old Fashioned I made with the bourbon tasted just like PDT's version. The rest of the gang at the party agreed that it was one of the coolest cocktails they ever tried.
I rock so very much. ;)
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Nice butt.