The world is not short on weird and unusual combinations. Combinations that make you raise your eyebrow when you first hear about them. Chicken and waffles, cheddar cheese and apple pie, bacon and chocolate, and the list goes on.
But guess what these odd combinations all also have in common? They’re all delicious. Even peanut butter and chocolate probably seemed like a crazy idea until the peanut butter cup was invented.
The next winning but unforeseen combination is here and it’s called Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is so out there that it has to work. It’s a wacky combination that ends up putting a smile on your face.
Somehow the nutty, salty, richness of the peanut butter mixes perfectly with the sweet and smooth taste of the whiskey. The result is a complex and unexpected flavor sensation.
Even if the world didn’t know it was ready for Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, it does now. Skrewball is here to encourage everyone to embrace the skrewball in all of us.
A Brief History of Skrewball Whiskey
The story of Skrewball Whiskey is almost as wild as its flavor combination. Skrewball is a family affair that started with one of the founders named Steven Yeng.
Steven was working as a bartender at OB Noodle House 1502 in Southern California when he had his first lightbulb moment.
As an immigrant from Cambodia, he discovered peanut butter later in life. This late-in-life flavor obsession led to him incorporating peanut butter in a non-conventional way.
He had the wild idea to create a cocktail made with peanut butter and whiskey. The cocktail became a big hit at OB Noodle House 1502.
A “big hit” may be an understatement because the success of the peanut butter whiskey cocktail led to the next lightbulb moment. This cocktail needed to be bottled and sold to a wider audience.
He partnered with his wife, also a lawyer, chemist, and co-founder to formulate and start selling Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey in 2018.
Their goal all along was to get their product out in the world and to have it celebrated by people like the people who hung out at OB Noodle House 1502: Misfits and Skrewballs.
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey embraces the weird with its product and its marketing. And it’s working. Skrewball is seeing excellent growth by advertising on popular podcasts and embracing their messages like “Here’s to the Skrewballs.”
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey starts like most whiskey. A variety of grains are heated and fermented to create a mash.
The mash is later distilled to purify and concentrate the alcohol. Once distilled the alcohol is aged in wooden casks. At some point in the post distillation process, natural peanut flavors are infused into the whiskey.
Once all of the flavors are properly incorporated the whiskey is bottled up for distribution.
When discussing the look of the whiskey, again Skrewball looks like other whiskeys. Skrewball is a light amber color but it also has a slightly lower alcohol percentage than standard whiskey.
Skrewball is 70 Proof (35 percent alcohol by volume). The taste has been described as sweet & salty while still keeping an undeniable whiskey flavor.
Skrewball Whiskey Prices, Variations & Sizes
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is currently available in just one flavor and that’s the original.
Based on how they knocked it out of the park with this unconventional flavor pair, hopefully, it’s just a matter of time until the next variety is released.
How much is Skrewball Whiskey?
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is available in the more standard 375 ml and 750 ml bottles. It’s also very popular in small single-serve 50 ml bottles, 200 ml bottles, and in a Krew Pack.
What’s a Krew Pack you ask? A Krew Pack is an 8 Pack of 50 ml bottles. Perfect for a party or tailgate.
- 50 ml, From $3.99
- 200 ml, From $9.99
- 375 ml, From $14.99
- 750 ml, From $29.99
- Krew Pack – 8 Pack of 50 ml Bottles, From $19.99
Skrewball Whiskey Alternatives and Comparisons
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is the original and the gold standard for peanut butter whiskeys. Nevertheless, there have been some competitors and alternatives that have popped up since Skrewball started to have success.
SQRRL Peanut Butter Whiskey is the same proof and similar in price to Skrewball. SQRRL also just makes peanut butter whiskey as opposed to some of the other alternatives that have a range of flavored spirits.
Ole Smokey Peanut Butter Whiskey is cheaper than Skrewball and a bit lighter (30 percent alcohol by volume). Ole Smokey is better known for its wide array of moonshines but their peanut butter whiskey also gets high marks.
Bird Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey is also a lower-priced option at 40 percent alcohol by volume. Bird Dog has other flavored whiskeys in addition to peanut butter like peach, blackberry, and apple-flavored whiskey.
How to Drink Skrewball Whiskey
Since Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey originated as a shot that’s probably the best way to start your Skrewball Whiskey journey.
If you enjoy that, why not take it a step further. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey also shines in all its glory neat or over ice.
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is a fantastic base for any whiskey-based cocktail. Skrewball has a lot of cocktail recipes on their website and they highly recommend the Skrewball Old Fashioned.
Skrewball Whiskey has a high alcohol percentage so it can be stored for a long time and does not need to be refrigerated.
FAQ – Skrewball Whiskey
Is Skrewball Whiskey whiskey?
Yes, it’s normal whiskey. Well actually there’s nothing normal about Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey but it is whiskey. It’s billed as whiskey made with corn and barley that is infused and enhanced with natural flavors.
Is Skrewball Whiskey gluten free?
Skrewball Whiskey is gluten free. With most distilled spirits, like whiskey, you don’t have to worry about gluten. The distillation process removes any gluten even if gluten was one of the starting ingredients.
Once natural flavors are added to the mix there are a few more questions about whether or not gluten is present. In the case of Skrewball Whiskey gluten is not an issue.
Is Skrewball Whiskey vegan?
Yes, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is vegan. No animal products are used in the production of this flavored whiskey. Vegans, rejoice!
What cocktails can I make with Skrewball Whiskey?
Skrewball Old Fashioned (New Fashioned)
1 ½ oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
¾ oz Rye Whiskey
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Cherries (for Garnish)
Orange Twist (for Garnish)
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour the mixture into a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with a cherry and an orange twist.
1 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
¼ oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Orange Peel (for Garnish)
Stir all liquid ingredients in a mixing glass. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with an orange peel and enjoy.
Skrewball Pineapple Margarita
1 ¼ oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
¾ oz Tequila
½ oz Sour Mix
2 oz Pineapple Juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, pour into a margarita glass, garnish with pineapple and lime (optional) and serve.