Peanut butter can be found in nearly every pantry across the country. It is a delicious spread that perfectly combines the nutty flavor of peanuts with oil, salt, and sugar. It tastes fantastic on its own or with other foods like chocolate and bananas.
But what happens when you combine the delicious flavors of this much-loved spread with whiskey? Does the sweet-salty taste combination work well with whiskey or is it a jumbled mess?
If you are interested in finding out, track down a bottle of Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey. It is a 70 proof peanut butter flavored whiskey that comes from the Skrewball Spirits distillery in the United States. Here is some more information about this interesting (and delicious) whiskey.
What Is Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey?
The recipe for Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey was created by Californian bar owner and foodie Steven Yeng. Several years ago, Steven was spending his spare time blending his favorite foods with whiskey. He had a breakthrough when he combined peanut butter and whiskey.
Steven partnered with his wife Brittany to turn his creation into a successful brand. The whiskey’s popularity has exploded in the past year, to the point where it is now one of the most in-demand flavored whiskeys in the United States.
Is It Really Whiskey?
It’s worth noting that although Skrewball is labeled as a ‘Whiskey with natural flavors and caramel color’ it’s not really a whiskey. To be called a whiskey, it should have an ABV above 40%.
Additionally, there is no guarantee for how long the whiskey has been aged. The caramel coloring is used to give drinkers the illusion that it has spent some time in a cask. It can only be called a whiskey due to the lax labeling standards in the USA.
Other flavored whiskeys with a similar composition, like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, are labeled as a ‘blend of a liqueur and whiskey’.
What Does Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Smell Like?
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey has a sweet and mouthwatering aroma. As you might expect, it smells a lot like boiled or roasted peanuts.
The nose contains:
toasted marsh mellow
In other words, it smells absolutely delicious.
What Does Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Taste Like?
In terms of flavor, roasted peanuts are front and center. The body is medium and it is quite smooth due to the low ABV. Overall, it is sweet and warm, which would make it a great choice as a nightcap.
There are some typical whiskey flavors present including rye bread, salt, grains, vanilla, cinnamon, and pepper. However, there is also a distinct candy flavor which is reminiscent of a Butterfinger bar or the classic Peanut butter bars.
Other flavors that are present include licorice, honey milk chocolate, and wafer. This combination makes it a very flavorful spirit.
Interestingly, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is quite oily, due to the oils contained in the peanuts. This gives it an unusual mouthfeel and opens up a few interesting possibilities in terms of cocktails.
The finish is long, delicious, and fun. The peanuts continue along with toasted marshmallow and rye bread. It is a smooth drink that can easily be enjoyed straight, on ice, or with the preferred mixer of your choice.
Potential Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Mixers
Although Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is usually enjoyed straight, it can be mixed to create some very interesting flavor combinations. Here are a few options:
Apple Juice – The tartness of an unsweetened apple juice pairs well with the sweetness and nuttiness of Skrewball. The acidity of the juice cuts through the oil, which helps to bring the peanut flavor-forward even more.
Soda Water – Soda Water is often used as a mixer with whiskey as it doesn’t get in the way of the spirit’s flavors. It simply dilutes the alcohol and takes the edge off. If you love the sweetness of screwball, just add a splash of soda water with some ice.
Coca Cola – If you have a serious sweet tooth, try blending Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey with a cola. The caramel, peanut, vanilla, and cola flavors will work beautifully together.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – This is a match made in heaven and one of the best ways to enjoy this whiskey. The sweet nuttiness and rich flavors of Skrewball make it the perfect combination for a high-quality ice cream. You could also add a few chocolate flakes to make the ultimate dessert.