These synonymous delights are inseparable in Kentucky culture. Simply stop by Ruth Hunt Candies and the triple affinity will become crystal clear.
For nearly a century, Ruth Hunt Candies has preserved Kentucky flavors and traditions with original recipes and handmade confections. In 1993, the artisan icon was named the official candy makers of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, and as they say, the rest is legendary chocolate history.
Hand-crafted with fresh whipped cream, small batch fine bourbon, rich dark chocolate, and plump pecans, Ruth Hunt’s top seller, Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls epitomize all the grandeur of “the Run for the Roses.”
In other words, if they gave out a triple crown for treats, the safe bet would be on these little candy drops of bluegrass heaven.
The best news, you don’t need to attend the derby to taste the magic, you can simply let your taste-buds guide you to their website (http://www.ruthhuntcandy.com/) as Ruth Hunt offers shipping options.
If you do make it to Kentucky, a detour in Mt. Sterling is a must for a tour of Ruth Hunt’s landmark factory. After indulging in the sights and scents of the dreamy confectionery, take a moment to drink in the history as you see all of the original equipment still in use.
PS– Ruth Hunt also produces a Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Bourbon Ball that deserves a celebration of its own. Just say’n…