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Review: Skrewball Eggnog

$21.99

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8

Review: Skrewball Eggnog

Tasting Notes:

About:
14.75% abv 29.5 proof, 100% real cream, $21.99 SRP
Appearance:
Milk white
Nose:
Eggnog or whipped cream.
Palate:
Peanut butter snickerdoodle cookie with just a whiff of whiskey at about the 4/5th palate. The finish is surprisingly long and just tastes like cream.
Finish:
Comments:
Is this whiskey? No. Is this Eggnog? Not quite. Is this a dessert in a glass? Yes! Put this over ice and it’s a readymade dessert drink. It is creamy with a robust mouthfeel; it is sweet with just enough sugar to feel indulgent without becoming chemically. The sugar doesn’t feel fake. The peanut butter flavor is also a fun element to this and plays well overall. I wouldn’t consider this an “eggnog” but it is surprisingly good especially for the pending holidays.

Editor’s Note: This drink was provided to us as a review sample by the party behind it. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link in this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs. 

Eggnog is a traditional drink made during the winter holiday season. It’s creamy, sweet, and has a nice foam with a lovely punch of oak and whiskey. When it is made right, it feels like you’re stepping into a Charles Dickens novel.

There are dozens of pre-mixed cocktails or ready made cocktails on the market. From canned cocktails to eggnog, there are plenty of new items for the consumer. Whiskey creams are also exploding, Buffalo Trace and Ezra Brooks have brought a Bourbon Cream to market in recent years.

Now the “first peanut whiskey” is bringing back its pre-made eggnog to market. Skrewball is based out of San Diego, California. The origins of the whiskey started as a peanut butter shot at the owner’s bar in Ocean Beach, part of San Diego.

A list of ingredients for a traditional Eggnog, for reference, are: six large egg yolks, ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 2 cups milk, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, pinch of salt, ¼ teaspoon vanilla, ground cinnamon, ¼ cup bourbon. Served in a big mixing bowl and ladled into small cups with a dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg on top.

In press release by Skrewball, “Eggnog is the top holiday cocktail in more than half of the United States – and for many, their holiday spread isn’t even complete without the spirit,” said Skrewball Whiskey co-founders Steven and Brittany Yeng. “We know the holidays are often a busy time period, and we wanted to simplify getting eggnog on the table or gifting a unique alcoholic beverage for our Skrewball family by creating a new ready-to-serve option that offers a unique twist to match the holiday spirit.”

A peanut butter whiskey eggnog premade cocktail ready for the holiday season. With that, we turn to the glass.

Skrewball Eggnog review
We review Skrewball Eggnog, a boozy, peanut butter whiskey take on the classic holiday drink. (image via Skrewball)

Tasting Notes: Skrewball Eggnog

Vital Stats: 14.75% abv 29.5 proof, 100% real cream, $21.99 SRP

Appearance: Milk white

Nose: Eggnog or whipped cream.

Taste: Peanut butter snickerdoodle cookie with just a whiff of whiskey at about the 4/5th palate. The finish is surprisingly long and just tastes like cream.

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Charles Steele

Charles Steele is a Portland area attorney, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. His legal education affords him an analytical approach to understanding whiskey and other aged spirits. Traditionally a legal writer, freelancing for The Whiskey Wash will prove a unique opportunity to flex his writing skills. Although he prefers whiskey and whiskey based cocktails, he has a profound affection for all unique and strange liquors from Malort to Ojen, if it's odd he wants it.

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