Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Review

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Review

Our verdict

When it comes to Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, the name represents it well. This tasty whiskey is a bit odd but works on multiple levels, most notably the most crucial level, taste.

Overall rating

The longer review

Some whiskeys have prestige and class on their side, but you aren’t going to find that here. However, that doesn’t mean that Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey isn’t worth trying. 

It’s popular, and we wanted to know what all the fuss was about.

This whiskey is an entirely modern invention. It comes from a California bar. A bartender decided to mix peanut butter with whiskey to make a delicious shot.

And did they succeed? They sure did. 

From there, an idea was born. Eventually, they produced their invention and sold it across the country and globally. 

skrewball peanut butter whiskey with lemon

The whiskey world can be pretty rigid. It should come as no surprise that the whiskey has not been universally embraced by the community. But here’s the thing, something that we can’t neglect to say in a Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey review: it’s damn tasty

It’s a modern upstart in every respect. 

Skrewball started selling in 2018. After it gained a cult following among the locals, they decided to move on to bigger and better things, to the point where you can now get it coast to coast. 

So what’s in the whiskey? All vegan ingredients, for starters, and a strong taste of peanut butter. But that’s just fine, because everyone loves the taste of peanut butter and sugar. 

The reputation of the producer is, well, it depends on who you ask. Some people say that they’ve gone against the solid whiskey traditions that have been around for longer than anyone can remember. Others say that times move forward and that the only essential thing is whether the drink is tasty or not -- and there’s no doubt that this whiskey is delicious. 

skrewball peanut butter whiskey tasting

Tasting notes.

What to expect


It smells like warm roasted peanuts and honey, with some whiskey scents coming through too.


A deep golden amber color once it’s in the glass. 


The tasting notes for this whiskey are pretty straightforward, and there’s no other way to put it -- it tastes like peanut butter that has been soaked in whiskey. Or whiskey with peanut butter mixed in. 

skrewball peanut butter whiskey with cream

It’s not a drink where you’ll sit and try to figure out all the different notes, but if you do, you’ll find that you’re hit with lovely hints of, well, peanut butter. It’s got something of a liqueur quality to it. 

Really, the best way is to just dive in and give it a go. Everyone’s skeptical when they first come across this whiskey. Still, they are not nearly always won over, even though the whiskey doesn’t really feel much like a whiskey. It’s a delicious, almost novelty taste that you’ll keep on drinking. 

How to drink skrewball peanut butter whiskey?

Skrewball ripped up all the rules when they made this whiskey, and as such, there’s really no golden way to drink it. We can only tell you what we think you should do: treat this whiskey as you would a shot.

Some whiskeys are worth savoring for 10 minutes, but with this one, you’ll find that it’s best just to throw it back and enjoy the taste. 

You can make quite a few cocktails using this whiskey; there’s a list of recipes on their website, even. As you can tell, this whiskey is supposed to be fun, so have fun with it. 

skrewball peanut butter whiskey on party

The Whiskey Rocks verdict.

Is it good?

There’s no getting around the fact that we had mixed feelings about this drink. As whiskey purists, it seems like everything about this product is off -- there’s just something a little gimmicky about the whole thing. 

But if there’s one thing that we know, it’s that taste counts for a lot, and you can get away with a lot if your drink is tasty. 

So as much as it might pain us and many others to admit it, the Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is pretty darn delicious. 

It won’t be your go-to after-dinner whiskey (unless you’re having instead of a dessert, which isn’t actually a bad idea). Nevertheless, you’ll find that it’s a fun one to have in the locker. 

It’s especially recommended for serving to those friends who don’t like whiskey all that much, but you want to have “a whiskey night” with. Just don’t be mad at how much they like it.

Ashleigh Cain

Ashleigh is a key part of the editorial team at Whiskey Rocks. You'll often find her either writing educational articles or reviewing the latest artisan whiskeys. Her favorite drink? Ashleigh loves smokey scotches like Laphroaig, but you'll also often find her with an old fashioned in hand.

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