When I was talking to Beth about my visit, I told her that I would love to buy some bourbon chocolates while I was in Kentucky.
I love bourbon and have been missing my favorite bourbon chocolates (made in Nevada) that was discontinued/changed when the brand was purchased by another company a few years ago. I told her that I had a recipe for bourbon chocolates (that I had never tried) but other than that, I had nothing. If I was going to be in bourbon country, I needed some bourbon chocolates.
She delivered! Beth and her husband found Coco's Chocolate Cafe on Bardstown Road and I was able to meet Owner and Chocolatier, Fred Moore. Seeing is believing and when he stepped behind the counter of gorgeous chocolates (see above) in a white chef's jacket and tall paper hat, I knew he meant business.
I sampled one of his bourbon chocolates (sold!) and bought a box of nine...all bourbon. He told me that he uses only Four Roses Small Batch bourbon in his bourbon chocolates - yum!
Because of the variety, Beth's box is more beautiful so I am showcasing it here (Bourbon Chocolate is on the bottom right). But I can promise you, no one has ever been happier with a box of chocolates than I was. Viva la Bourbon!