Peanut butter whiskeys are the latest innovation to emerge from the flavored whiskey category. The first one to hit the stores was from Skrewball, who say that their bottling idea was born from “the passion of a bartender and foodie who owned a local watering hole.”
The Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey was created when Steven Yeng (the man behind the idea) mixed his two favorite flavors – peanut butter and whiskey – into one drink with the help of his wife, Brittany Merrill. Even from the early days of its marketing, the bottle label said that this is a “whiskey with natural flavors and caramel color”. Produced by the California Spirit Company, the whiskey is bottled at 70 proof, has a corn base, and costs around 20 dollars.
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Review
This is a perfect blend of a good old whiskey featuring bold and loud flavors with the rich and smooth feel of peanut butter. The whiskey was featured in the world’s best flavored whiskeys category at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, which says it out loud how the blend goes down the throat. Although this might not be the one, which most whiskey drinkers would crave for on a casual night, it is still a good choice for those looking for something easy to gulp. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is also a great option for beginners into the spirits industry, and is not a bad gateway drink either.
Overall, this liquor is a commendable find to quench the demands of those drinkers who want a little help with enjoying whiskey or bourbon. You can have the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey on ice, with coffee, or as a cocktail with some vanilla bean ice cream.
The liquor has great scope in making cocktails as well. A reputed whiskey and cocktails taster said, “I’m getting peanut butter for sure, but also undertones of chocolate, which makes me feel like it’d make a next-level, seriously decadent dessert cocktail—peanut butter mudslides anyone? Or, mix it with apple cider to be a drinkable version of my favorite snack, apples and PB. I was 100 percent skeptical when I saw it, but now I’m a believer in its abilities to make a delicious, unexpected cocktail.”
Interestingly, another taster was reminded of other flavored whiskeys when he tried Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. “It kind of seems like a classier Fireball,” he said. “I’d probably drink this mixed with something else. It’s a little sweet for me, but props for creativity!”