I realize it's about as far till Christmas as it is From it , What the Hell? I will be starting my Bourbon balls for this Christmas this week I was going to last week but forgot. The first step and what I will do is to put some Black Walnuts in Bourbon. This will be a concoction of sorts. It must be above 100 proof so I'm thinking of dropping a 50ml of Booker's in this year with some other good bonded ( or Not) bourbon . http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif The rest of the process is a closely guarded secret , it wasn't and I gave the recipe to any one who wanted it , just like I used to tell people my process for cooking a country ham that took me 20 years to perfect. I received so many compliments for both that I decided to rein it in and keep it in the family , just like a hundred year old Mashbill!