Bourbon beyond the glass: Edible ways to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

Ashley Day

Bourbon enthusiasts celebrate the all-American spirit each September in its home state of Kentucky and beyond, while bars and restaurants use the corn-based take on whiskey in creative dishes and desserts. Bourbon's used with bacon, caramel and more fall flavors in indulgent desserts, glazes for meat, and more variations this month.

Browse the photos above for sweet and savory spins on bourbon beyond cocktails, from a Louisville bar pickling chilies with bourbon to top off its sweet corn pizza, to bacon bourbon ice cream in New York City.

Plus, see some of Kentucky's historic distilleries worth a visit below.