A Bit About Our Balls


* All our balls contain nuts and some type of alcohol (liqueur).
* Please avoid if you are pregnant.  We would not want to harm your little one.
*  You must be over 21 years of age to consume.

Do you offer bourbon balls without liquor?

At this time, we do not.  However, there is a lot of research being done on the development of spirited flavors, that will serve as a great substitute for the alcohol, for our teetotalers.

Is the bourbon/liqueur cooked out?

We add the bourbon/spirit/liqueur right at the end, so the spirit can mingle with the chocolate and pecans, to tantalize your taste buds 

Can I get drunk from eating your bourbon balls?

Highly unlikely.  The balls are bite-sized, maybe two bite-sized, so you would have to eat a lot of them. You are more likely to experience a sugar high, than a buzz, so we feel it is a safe indulgence.  Remember, you must be over 21 years of age to eat these decadent treats, and if you are concerned about driving after eating our bourbon balls, we ask that you eat in moderation and drive responsibly or abstain, until you are home safely.

How long do the bourbon balls last once I purchase them?

They can be kept at room temperature for several hours.   If they last that long, congratulations, for showing unbelievable self-restraint. However, they can also be placed in the refrigerator, in a sealed tight container, to avoid coming in contact with other odors, for up to 4 weeks or for 2 months in the freezer.  When you are ready to eat or serve them, allow them to return to room temperature and enjoy!  The spirits will mellow within 3 days and the bourbon/spirit will be more developed.

Do you offer gluten-free bourbon balls?

We respect everyone's dietary needs, however at this time, we do not offer a gluten-free option.

Is your commercial kitchen a nut-free facility?

No, and the reason is because, nuts are one of the main ingredients in our bourbon balls.  We use a variety of nuts, depending on the liqueur we are using.

What types of spirits/liquors do you use?

Great Question!  With so many people, there are so many favorites!  We are a Kansas City local business, and we support our local distilleries, on both sides of the state line, who are producing excellent tasting spirits.  We have done our research, sent out questionnaires, and as you can guess, we received a lot of requests.  Our focus is on quality versus quantity, and to make handcrafted, small batches for every spirit on the market, is not feasible or cost prohibitive.    

Do you accept special orders made with other spirits that are not locally distilled?

Yes, we do take special orders, but there is an up-charge of 10.00 per order, and will require an extra 3 to 4 day processing time.   Note: Special order items are only available with a minimum order of 24 pack. 

Do you accommodate Events and Large Orders?

Yes!  There are so many occasions, like weddings, anniversaries, retirement parties, fundraisers, corporate parties/gifting, spirit tastings and pairings, hotel welcome guest gifts....the list is endless.  You have likely thought of some fun ways to use our bourbon balls that we haven't even thought of, so give us a call  or send us an email, and we will pull up our boots and get the balls a rollin'. Please note, we require at least 2 weeks' lead time before your scheduled event.

If you have questions that have not been answered, please contact us at bootlegbballs@gmail.com or by calling 816.912.6272.