Review: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Review: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

The only proper answer to a Fireball is a Skrewball, no? In case you’ve missed it, peanut butter flavored whiskey is here, and it’s taking the world by storm (at least a bit).

There’s no huge setup here. This is some random young whiskey (Canadian?) pumped to the gills with peanut butter flavoring. It’s “natural flavors” per the bottle, and a warning label does indicate the whiskey “contains peanuts,” but what’s really inside is a bit of a mystery.

While this is clearly built for shots — PB and jelly? PB and banana? PB and bacon? — intrepid reviewers have to try the stuff straight. Sure enough, it smells like peanut butter — or at least a hybrid of peanut and hazelnut butter. Sweet and quite buttery on the nose, it’s immediately evident what you’re getting into.

The palate again lands halfway between peanut and hazelnut butter, and it’s both surprisingly salty and very sweet. That saltiness helps to cut the sugar to some extent, but the sugar gets pushy the more you sip on it. At first, the finish feels quite clean, another surprise, but a gummy consistency begins to become evident over time. And then there’s the aftertaste: Hypersweetened peanuts that linger in the mouth for ages. I could still taste the stuff even after I brushed my teeth, flossed, and rinsed with mouthwash.

I can see plenty of cocktail applications here… provided you’re not stuck on classics from the Savoy Cocktail Book, at least.

70 proof.


Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. ruou chivas 18 on October 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    A real tasty stuff. Not a peanut butter flavoured drink but a good old fashioned with delicate peanut butter flavour.

  2. Grayson W on October 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Here is a suggestion, infuse bacon w/the peanut butter into the whiskey, might be wonderful.
    The current peanut butter is delicious. One gets the sweet creaminess of the peanut butter, then the tallow of the barrels to which it is aged in.

  3. Sunny Gulley on May 27, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    The flavors remind me of peanut butter ice cream

  4. Ombibulous on December 4, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Served straight it is cloyingly sweet and absolutely overwhelming. My wife and daughter love it though, so I’ve learned to work with it. 1/2 oz of this with 1/2 oz of Chambord and 1 1/2 oz of Rye makes a surprisingly delicious drink that I’m going to go ahead and call a PB&Janhattan.

  5. Robert on December 24, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    It’s great in eggnog!!

  6. La’Toya TuTT on September 6, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    I wouldn’t drink a all with my lady friends cause I don’t like the taste of alcohol , but I love a woody, caramel sweet taste from candy , fragrance etc and thank god they made this now I have a nice sweet whiskey I love to turn up with , keep this coming for the sweet lovers

  7. Brett on November 14, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    So good. Very impressed.

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