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P’Nutty vs Skrewball: Which Wins?

Discover the differences between P’Nutty vs Skrewball in this head to head comparison and decide which Flavored Whiskey is better for You!

Shepherd’s P’Nutty Peanut Butter Whiskey

NoseCandied peanuts, honey, alcohol
PalateSugar, caramel, peanut butter
FinishHoney, peanuts
Alcohol content70 proof (35% ABV)
How to drinkRocks, cocktails
Similar toSheep Dog

The nose hits with a rich candied peanuts aroma followed by a hint of honey and just a whiff of ethanol that fades away.

On the palate, the P’Nutty feels viscous providing a good mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly sugar and caramel with peanut playing a secondary role.

The finish is fairly long, with a bit of a burn on the way down to remind you that you are drinking whiskey, leaving a sweet aftertaste of honey and a touch of roasted peanuts.

P’Nutty is made by Buffalo Trace who also makes Sheep Dog making them have two similar products in the peanut butter whiskey segment.

P’Nutty not only offers a more attractive looking bottle but a superior whiskey to Sheep Dog as it drinks quite nicely.

Peanut butter is not the main flavor as you get more honey and caramel from it, yet offers a pleasing burn on the finish making it quite rewarding.

This is an easy drinker that can be enjoyed either neat or rocks. If looking for a mixer to make cocktails I’d rather use the Sheep Dog which is several dollars cheaper.

In summary, this is a good flavored whiskey that drinks as such, although not as rich in peanut butter flavor but in honey and caramel.

There are a few facts worth knowing about P’Nutty:

  • Crafted at K.D. Distilling Co. located in Louisville, KY.
  • The Distillery is owned by the Sazerac Company (Buffalo Trace).

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

NosePeanut butter, chocolate, roasted nuts
PalatePeanut butter, vanilla, chocolate, roasted nuts
FinishShort, peanut
Alcohol content70 proof (35% ABV)
How to drinkCocktails
Similar toSkatterbrain, Sheep Dog

The nose is quite pleasant as it hits with peanut butter and roasted nuts along a touch of chocolate.

On the palate, Skewball provides a rich peanut butter flavor, with more roasted nuts to it, vanilla and chocolate.

The finish is short, with no burn, harsh or weird tasting notes leaving an aftertaste of roasted peanuts.

Skrewball is dessert on glass, delivering the promise of a rich peanut butter flavor as you get it from nose to finish.

No weird notes or alcohol burn providing a good experience from nose to finish.

Peanut Butter Whiskey is not my jam as I’m fond of more punchy and smoky spirits but Skrewball is something I wouldn’t pass on as it drinks nicely.

Well worth having one at home to enjoy over dessert or when having a guest with a penchant for smooth and super easy drinks.

There are a few facts worth knowing about Skrewball:

  • Launched in 2018 by Steven & Brittany Yeng from their restaurant in Ocean Beach, CA.
  • The recipe was formulated by Brittany Yeng who has a graduate degree in chemistry.
  • The project was self-funded by the Yengs.
  • Skrewball is made using real peanuts.
  • The source of the whiskey base is undisclosed.

P’Nutty vs Skrewball: Price comparison

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P’Nutty vs Skrewball: Which is better?

Skrewball is smoother and richer in peanut butter flavor

  • I like P’Nutty as it drinks more like a traditional whiskey while offering a nice burn on the way down.
  • But is not as rich in peanut butter flavor as the Skrewball which provides it from nose to finish.
  • Skrewball is the better option for those who want an overly smooth, reasonably sweet and rich in peanut butter whiskey.
  • A super easy drinker that can be enjoyed either neat or rocks or mixed in cocktails.

Learn more about this type of whiskey by reading my post: Discover the Best Peanut Butter Whiskey where I rank every bottle.