Peanut butter whiskey is here and drinkers are divided
- April 18, 2019 |Last updated on 06/05/2020
There’s a more exciting way to enjoy peanut butter than simply spreading it on some bread. This time, however, it’s not in the form of a spread at all. Peanut butter whiskey is now a thing, so get ready to take your love of peanut butter beyond lunch and snack time and add it to your cocktail hour, too.
According to the makers of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, this unexpected combo pairs so well together it makes peanut butter and jelly “jealous.” The company’s website claims its “bold, loud” whiskey combines with “rich, smooth and irresistible” peanut butter “quite phenomenally” to create a beverage you never knew you needed.
Although the flavor profile might appeal to your inner child, the bottle is very attractive and mature looking, as you can see in this Instagram from Skrewball Whiskey.
It certainly looks delicious over ice, as the company has demonstrated in several of its other Instagram posts. On St. Patrick’s Day 2019, the company posted the below photo along with the caption, “What whiskey will not cure there is no cure for.”
You can even use the whiskey as the base for a cocktail, as highlighted below.
The company writes out the recipe for anyone interested in trying a Peanut Butter White Russian, which consists of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey with vodka, coffee liqueur, cream of coconut and heavy cream.
Check out the full recipe in the Instagram below.
Not into White Russians? You could also try a Peanut Butter Whiskey Apple Cider.
Just mix the apple cider and whiskey, throw in two dashes of baked apple bitters and garnish with a cinnamon stick. You can find that recipe in this Instagram.
When Twitter users first heard about peanut butter whiskey, their reactions were a bit mixed. People were either huge fans of the combination … or a bit skeptical, to say the least.
Twitter user @jestynegray thought this could be a “game changer” come happy hour:
And even non-whiskey drinkers, such as Twitter user @brodyradio, were intrigued by this pairing:
— Brody 🎙🎧💻 (@brodyradio) April 18, 2019
But, then there were those such as Twitter user @MaryC_mic4123 who seemed completely frightened by the idea — and had the perfect GIF to illustrate it:
Peanut butter whiskey? pic.twitter.com/XST9Hx0C94
— ⚖ I'm Speaking – Biden/Harris WIN!!!💜 (@MaryC_mlc4123) April 17, 2019
The reactions from people who have already tried this were quite similar. This seems like a drink you’re either going to love or hate.
Some of the staff at the Huffington Post got to sample the whiskey, and they had quite a range of takeaways.
“The smell is at once appetizing and abrasive — the peanut butter presumably supplying the former, and the alcohol the latter. It smells like peanut butter taffy! It tastes way too sweet, without the pleasant qualities present in its smell. I do not like it, and would prefer regular whiskey seven days a week,” one Huffington Post taste tester said.
But, another admitted, “As a major whiskey/bourbon drinker, I’m a little embarrassed I like this so much.”
So, even some traditional whiskey lovers wound up to be fans.
The hosts of “Today” also tried this out on-camera, with an overwhelmingly positive reaction — aside from Craig Melvin, who thought it was too sweet.
You can find Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey in stores across California, but you can also order a bottle online. It’s available for as little as $22.98 from online retailers such as Sip Whiskey and Keg n Bottle.