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!
- 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.
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.
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.
5 Bourbon Products you NEED for your Bar!
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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