The Best Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls are an easy way to incorporate your love of bourbon with the Holidays, especially if you have a cheaper bourbon that would otherwise be a drain pour. Use the recipe below, take a photo and tag us on Instagram (@BourbonSippers) and we’ll update this post with your photos!  That’s right, we want to see your (bourbon) balls!

Bourbon balls


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (yes that’s “powdered sugar”)
  • 2-3 oz wheated bourbon (Maker’s Mark, Rebel Yell 10yr, Old Weller)
  • 3 oz of sippin’ bourbon
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (skim is white water, and not milk anyway)
  • 30 pecan halves or so. 


1. Pour your favorite bourbon into a glass and start sippin’

2. Combine butter, sugar, and bourbon in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.

3. Refrigerate mixture for one hour.

4. Using a melon baller, form mixture into 1-inch balls. Place bourbon balls on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

5. Refrigerate until firm (roughly 30 minutes). Remove bourbon balls, wrap individually with plastic wrap, and freeze for 2.5 hours. No need to parafilm these. 

6. Combine chocolate chips and whole milk in double boiler over medium heat, stirring until melted. One at a time, use a fork (or toothpick) to submerge the balls in chocolate, covering them on all sides. 

7. Place on baking pan lined with parchment paper, garnish with pecan half. Allow bourbon balls to completely harden before eating.

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Today’s Amazon Prime Deals: Must-Have Accessories for Every Bourbon Sipper

As fellow bourbon sippers, we know the joy of finding new ways to enhance our favorite pastime. Every component, whether it’s a bottle of finely-aged bourbon, unique glassware, or the perfect cocktail mixer, contributes to the overall drinking experience. In this article, we’re excited to share some standout bourbon accessories and accompaniments that have caught our attention. Purchases go to support our addiction…I mean hobby…

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The Bittermilk No.1 Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned Mix offers an exceptional way to enrich your bourbon or rye whiskey cocktails. Enjoy a complex flavor profile, strong and bittersweet, packed with old-fashioned spices that add depth to your drinks. This handcrafted cocktail mixer is a blend of Florida Golden Cane Sugar, Burnt Cane Sugar, Orange Peel, Spices, Gentian Root, Cinchona Bark, and Tartaric Acid, resulting in a taste that’s more complex than traditional bitters and simple syrup. Follow a 1:4 ratio recipe – simply stir 1 part Bittermilk to 4 parts bourbon or rye whiskey with lots of ice, garnish with an orange peel, and savor the perfect cocktail. Don’t miss out on the 20% discount offer – it’s time to give your drinks a premium twist!

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Get a fantastic value combo pack from Samuelworld, featuring both large ice spheres and giant ice cubes trays. This premium set, now at 45% off, provides you with 4 perfectly-shaped large ice spheres and 6 flawlessly symmetrical giant ice cubes. Made from high-quality, BPA-free materials, these trays are not just safe but also extremely durable. The 2.5-inch ice ball trays come with an integrated funnel system, ensuring easy, mess-free filling and perfectly round large ice spheres. Also, enjoy the simplicity of crafting 2-inch large ice cubes just like professionals, which melt slower, preserving the true flavors of your favorite beverage for longer. Cleaning is a breeze – simply rinse or place the trays in the dishwasher. These ice trays make a perfect novelty gift for any occasion, being a favorite amongst professional bartenders worldwide. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to add a touch of professional craftsmanship to your home bar.

CAUTION – May Leak! True Bonny Boy Liquor Dispenser! A Fun and Unique Beverage Accessory for Home Bars

Bring a touch of humor to your home bar with the True Bonny Boy Liquor Dispenser. Now available at a 6% discount, this novelty liquor dispenser is modeled after the iconic Manneken Pis sculpture fountain in Belgium and holds 16 oz of any beverage you fancy. Easily dispense drinks by pressing a button, making it perfect for whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, margarita, beer, and more. Crafted from durable materials, this cheeky bar accessory offers both fun and functionality. Its compact design ensures it fits perfectly in kitchen drawers, bar carts, or even pockets for easy storage. Guaranteed to bring laughter, it makes a great gag gift for Christmas, groomsmen, birthdays, or Father’s day. Ideal for parties, fill it with a batch of Manhattans or your favorite cocktail and let guests serve themselves. True crafts barware and wine accessories that elevate everyday use, making this dispenser a delightful addition for any beverage enthusiast or budding bartender.


ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Exclusive Four Roses OBSF Bourbon Review

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, a family-owned business operating in Florida since 1936, has selected a special Four Roses Single Barrel OBSF Bourbon for their customers. This unique barrel strength expression is a result of meticulous selection from Four Roses’ ten distinct recipes, and this review will take you on a tasting journey of this intriguing bourbon.


  • Distillery: Four Roses Distillery
  • Selected by: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Recipe: OBSF
  • Mashbill: 60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley
  • Age: 8 years and 9 months
  • Bottled: October 12, 2018
  • ABV: 57.5%


Upon the first whiff, the nose is graced with fresh honey and toffee notes. The aromas are sweet and inviting, providing a delightful introduction to this bourbon. The rye component of the mashbill is subtle but adds a pleasant depth to the overall olfactory experience.


As the bourbon hits the palate, light brown sugar comes to the forefront, accompanied by a mild spice from the rye. The oak influence is apparent but not overpowering, harmoniously interlacing with the other flavors. The balance of sweetness and spice is expertly achieved, making it an enjoyable sip for bourbon enthusiasts of all levels.


The finish on this Four Roses OBSF is long and lingers with prominent notes of vanilla and leather. The leather adds an interesting, earthy complexity, while the vanilla provides a smooth, velvety end to the sip. The high ABV does not overwhelm the senses but instead offers a pleasant warmth that enhances the overall experience.


This ABC Fine Wine & Spirits exclusive Four Roses OBSF bourbon is a delightful find for those lucky enough to get their hands on a bottle. The balance of flavors and the intriguing combination of honey, toffee, brown sugar, and oak make this bourbon a standout choice. The addition of vanilla and leather in the finish rounds out the profile, creating a satisfying and memorable drinking experience. It’s a testament to the skillful blending and expertise of both Four Roses and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in selecting such a remarkable bourbon.

– CB

5 Bourbon Products you NEED for your Bar!

Bourbon Sample Bottles

1. Bourbon Sample Bottles

Whether you’re sharing a bottle you love with a friend, or traveling for work and want to bring a couple of nice samples for your hotel room… Sample Bottles are a MUST HAVE for everyone in the bourbon game!

2. Your Go-to Bourbon Drinking Attire

No, what you also refer to as your “work uniform” is not what we’re talking about here. We aren’t talking about drowning sorrows, we’re talking about enjoying the best bourbon we have… Wear something that helps set your appreciation for that liquid gold!

3. Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses

Any seasoned Bourbon Sipper will tell you, the glass matters! That doesn’t mean we’re above sippin’ the stuff out of a plastic cup, but we want the good glasses when we’re prepping the bourbon bar!

4. A Quality Whiskey Decanter

Pro Tip: Everyone LOVES the decanter when they come over and they LOVE to drain it no matter what’s inside! Consider putting a lower end bourbon in your decanter to keep your wallet a little fatter. Of course, if your guest is a true bourbon fan, break out the high-end bottles and sip away!

5. A Decent Bartender Kit

There’s nothing worse than trying to use the wrong tools for a job. Having a bartender kit makes life a little easier when you’re trying that new cocktail and need a strainer. It also comes in handy when that Wild Turkey cork breaks off in the bottle and you’re tired of doing the “Kentucky Chew” on cork all night.

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