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Skrewball vs Fireball: Which Wins?

Discover the differences between Skrewball vs Fireball in this in-depth comparison and decide which Flavored Whiskey is better for You!

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

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

Must confess that this type of drinks are not my jam as I prefer smoky whisky and other more challenging spirits but this thing is surprisingly good.

It’s reasonably sweet and something I could sip on the rocks or mix in peanut butter whiskey cocktails.

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.

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

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

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NoseCotton candy, cinnamon
PalateHoney, cinnamon
FinishCinnamon
Alcohol content70 proof (35% ABV)
How to drinkCocktails
Similar toSouthern Comfort, Jack Fire

The nose is sweet, with a strong cotton candy hit, followed by dusty cinnamon.

On the palate, you get honey and spicy cinnamon up-front that never develops into any flavor. Sip after sip it pretty much tastes the same becoming absolutely monotonous.

The finish is non-existent, with very little heat to it and more of the same honey/cinnamon note with not one additional note to add any depth. This is a completely unidimensional dram.

The Fireball is an easy drinker that you can sip either neat or rocks but its best use is in cocktails.

There are certain cocktails such as the Pink Lemonade, the Orange Sweet Tea and the Cherry Apple Bomb that are quite nice and worth trying.

Fireball is the best whiskey to mix with energy drinks and mixes well in other homemade cocktails.

Fireball is not a whisky, but a flavored whiskey, a mixture of Canadian Whisky, cinnamon flavoring and artificial sweeteners and produced by the Sazerac Company (Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, among several others).

Its foundation is Canadian whisky, while the taste resembles the candy with a similar name, Ferrara Candy Company’s “Atomic Fireball” candy.

There are a few facts worth knowing about the Fireball:

  • Bottled at 66 proof (33% ABV).
  • The Fireball was developed in Canada in the mid-80s.
  • The Fireball has become so popular that it has surpassed in sales top brands like Patron Tequila and Jameson Whiskey.

Skrewball vs Fireball: Sugar content

WhiskeyGrams per Serving
Skrewball15g
Fireball11g

A serving of Coca-Cola has 5 grams so if you are keeping an eye on your waistline these are not the best options.

Skrewball vs Fireball: Price comparison

Prices are approximate and stated in USD:

WhiskeyPrice
Skrewball$20
Fireball$14

Skrewball vs Fireball: Which is better?

Skrewball is a better tasting whiskey

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Body
Palate
Finish
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  • Skrewball strikes a good balance between traditional whiskey flavor and peanut butter notes while Fireball is just cinnamon and honey flavor.
  • Skrewball is something I can sip rocks while the Fireball primarily serves as a mixer o shooter.
  • I recommend having at home or on your next bash something as Skrewball, it’s always an instant hit.