I’m not sure what I was expecting when I tried Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. I love peanut butter, and I love whiskey, but together? I wasn’t sold.
While whiskey was my drink of choice in college, I can’t truthfully say I’m a seasoned taster. My choices tended—and let’s be honest, still tend—to be based on price.
Two years ago, Food & Wine covered a small startup making big promises: Ava Winery wanted to create great wine “with no grapes or fermentation.” This synthetic wine company was even going after one of the biggest names on the planet, working on a product it said could replicate a bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Any publicity is good publicity, and for New Hampshire-based spirits brand Tamworth Distilling, that includes the inevitable chatter that’s sure to pop up after deciding to flavor a new limited-edition whiskey with castoreum—a secretion that comes from a beaver’s castor sacs located not too far from its tail by the rodent’s bottom.