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.
D+ / $20 [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]