Review: Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey

Review: Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey

Watch out Skrewball, there’s another peanut butter flavored whiskey on the market: Sheep Dog, a new product from spirits giant Sazerac. There’s not a lot of production information here, but the whiskey is naturally flavored and colored with caramel.

Put simply, Sheep Dog makes Skrewball look like a masterpiece. Crack the bottle and vaporized sugar erupts from the neck, invading the senses. More Butterfinger candy than peanut butter, the nose exudes a funky mix of maple syrup, cake frosting, and buttered popcorn. Wildly sweet, you can smell the diabetes from several feet away — though there is a vague hint of nuttiness somewhere in the mix.

No surprises on the palate: Incredibly, overbearingly sweet, it drinks like melted vanilla cake frosting and has no resemblance to any peanut butter I’ve ever tried. It does however bring back a vivid sense memory of Smirnoff’s Iced Cake vodka, which has been locked in my subconscious for nearly a decade. Not in a good way.

70 proof.


Sheep Dog 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. Ed on August 19, 2020 at 5:53 am

    It reminded me of a maple creamstick

    • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 12:37 am

      Sheep dog is much better than the overrated screwball. For $20 cheaper you get a thinner, (screwball is syrupy) higher alcohol content and a better taste. Don’t be fooled by a catchy name, cute bottle and big price tag.

    • jose velez on February 28, 2024 at 10:28 am

      i started drinking sheep dog really good whiskey i buy the nips the only problem is the cups are super hard to twist open better if it was plastic cups.

  2. Jeff McGinn on October 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Christopher Null:

    Thank you for being you.

  3. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    It’s a no from me (sheep) dawg.

    How this is whiskey or peanut butter is beyond me. It tastes like butterscotch and is offensively sweet.

  4. Rich on March 6, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Has a Screwball PB shot the other night…was quite deloycious. Wanted to get some for home, saw this Sheep Dog PB whiskey on sale for almost half the price of Screwball so I bought it. Gave it a try and tastes just as good as Screwball to me. Weird that the cheap apple whiskey I buy is by Bird Dog and now the cheap PB whiskey is by Sheep Dog.

  5. Bill Blake on March 29, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    There is a saying, just because you can, does not mean that you should, YUK

  6. AJ on April 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I just wanted to share a very special recipe of mine.
    Poor Mans Old Pulteney:
    375ml of sheep dog peanut butter whiskey
    750 ml of Johnnie Walker red label scotch whisky
    Blend the two spirits together well. I give it a good shake in my empty 1 liter wine bottle.
    Whisky is a bit sweeter with more toffee and honey on the palate but will taste very close to the award winning maritime scotch known as Old Pulteney!
    I enjoy it more than their 12 year old offering.

  7. Joel on July 3, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Un sorbo y me puso a sudar. Sabe en la madre

  8. anonymous on October 20, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    half a bottle and i feel almost nothing. are we sure they arent watering it down? taste is pretty good.

    • Devin on July 21, 2023 at 8:57 am

      it is watered down, it’s 70 proof ?

  9. Jeannie on October 26, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    My husband and I enjoy Sheep Dog almost every day on the rocks while we play cards. We like it…. maybe WAY TOO MUCH!

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