Bourbon balls are a Kentucky classic for good reason. After all, what's not to like about bourbon, chocolate, and pecans? If you ask us, it's the perfect combo. Dreamed up in the Louisville kitchen of Ruth Hanley Booe back in 1938, bourbon balls have become a Christmas tradition across the South. But we don't believe in relegating these sweet Kentucky treats to a single holiday, especially our sister Louise who always has a box (or two) on hand. Instead, we asked our talented friend Maggie Jones of Sugar Mama's Bake Shop in Louisville, to help us perfect our recipe (made with our family's Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year). Naturally, she nailed it on with the first batch! Today, the handmade sweets ship nationwide—seasonally. Last year, Jones produced more than 100K bourbon balls for us...by hand. For peak flavor, enjoy at room temp.
Sugar Mama's Bake Shop
When Lousiville baker Maggie Jones started making cookies, cakes, pies, and yes, bourbon balls for local friends and family, she was searching for creative outlet not a business. But as word spread, her hobby gradually into the full-fledged, female-run sweet shop it is today, and when we decided to introduce our first Pappy & Company pantry product (bourbon balls!) we knew just where to turn.