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The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: DB Bourbon Candy heads to Hollywood to be apart of the Oscars

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  DB Bourbon Candy heads to Hollywood to be apart of the Oscars

by Sherlene Shanklin

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 7:20 PM

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  With the Oscars just weeks away, a Kentucky business will play a "sweet" role in the star studded event.  DB Bourbon Candy based in Frankfort, Kentucky owned by Robyn Stuart will get the unbelievable opportunity to have her bourbon balls in the gifting suite for the 85th Annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood California on Monday, February 18th. 
Stuart started her business in 2002 after the passing of her mother.  Robyn's mother during the holidays would create the delicious treat as a family tradition.  Robyn wanted to honor her mother in some way so she decided to start the business and make the original candy recipe apart of her business. 

Since 2002, the business has grown at an rapid pace.  She would do bourbon balls for some of the biggest events in the area.  During Derby her phone rings off the hook and she has provided candy for Patricia Barnstable-Brown Gala, and The Grand Gala.  Visitors who attend the fastest two minutes in sports always received a sampling of her homemade treat.  By doing Derby the opportunities to do other events have presented themselves.  Stuart in the last two years have been apart of Barbara Steinsand Fundraiser, Chris Everett Charity event, the Kentucky NFL Hall of Fame and the Soul Train Awards.  

DB Bourbon Candy has expanded their product line by adding bourbon cheesecakes, and by dipping fruits like pineapple, strawberries and grapes into chocolate just to name a few. 
The411 spoke to Stuart and she is excited about the opportunity and knows that her mother would be proud of her accomplishments.  She had no idea that the business would take off like it has but she is embracing and enjoying every moment of it. 

Stuart and her team will prepare over two thousand bourbon balls for 120 celebrities, publicists and businesses invited to attend the Oscars gifting suite.  To learn more about DB Bourbon Candy would their products go to

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 24th at the Kodak Center in Los Angeles, CA.  The awards show will be seen on WHAS11.  On Monday, the Academy will announce the nominees.  The411 will follow Robyn Stuart and DB Bourbon Candy as they prepare for the Oscars. 

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