|Alternative names||Bourbon cream, Bourbon, Chocolate Bourbon|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Region or state||London|
|Created by||Peek Freans|
|Main ingredients||Dark chocolate-flavoured biscuits, chocolate buttercream|
The biscuit was introduced in 1910 (originally under the name "Creola") by the biscuit company Peek Freans, of Bermondsey, London, originator of the Garibaldi biscuit. The Bourbon name, dating from the 1930s, comes from the former French and Spanish royal House of Bourbon. A 2009 survey found that the Bourbon biscuit was the fifth most popular biscuit in the United Kingdom for dunking into tea.
The small holes in bourbon biscuits are to prevent the biscuits from cracking or breaking during the baking process, by allowing steam to escape. Many other companies make their own version of the biscuit under the "Bourbon" name, including major supermarkets.
- "BOURBON | Definition of BOURBON by Oxford Dictionary on Lexico.com". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on August 10, 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
- Amis, Kingsley (2 June 2011). The King's English. Penguin UK. ISBN 978-0-14-196191-0. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
- Schofield, Hugh (26 December 2014). "The link between bourbon biscuits and bourbon whiskey" – via www.bbc.com.
- Prudames, David (25 Jan 2005). "Museum to remember birthplace of the Bourbon". Culture24. Retrieved 11 Dec 2009.
- Hibbert, Colette (8 Feb 2005). "Biscuit factory makes 'comeback'". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 Dec 2009.
- "Bourbon or Bourbon biscuit". Chambers Concise Dictionary. Allied Publishers. 2004. p. 144. ISBN 9788186062364.
- "Chocolate digestive is nation's favourite dunking biscuit". The Telegraph. 2 May 2009
- "This is why bourbon biscuits have holes in them". The Independent. 27 October 2017.
- Gi, Melanie; zi (2020-09-01). "The best bourbon biscuits". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
- @mcvities (September 5, 2018). "Hi there, thanks for your message. The biscuits within the penguin is the same as a bourbon but the chocolate and filling is different. :) Thanks!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.