If you are ready for an adult PB&J, Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is waiting.
Sometimes a new beverage can surprise you and Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is that libation. Created by Ogden’s Own, considered the largest independent distillery in Utah, this new blended whiskey offers a different take on the flavored alcohol market. If you are ready to embrace a playful side, this whiskey is worth a sip.
While beverage trends ebb and flow, peanut butter whiskey can be sitting side by side to the cinnamon flavored whiskeys. It seems that people are looking to have an added flavor to the dark liquors, similar to the added flavors in many of the other alcohol categories.
Ogden’s Own is a distillery that is willing and wanting to take risk. Looking at its portfolio of spirits, the brand is familiar with flavors in its whiskeys. While it has embraced fruit infused options, this peanut butter forward whiskey takes a slightly different approach.
Continuing its focus on slightly sweeter flavors for their whiskeys, the Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey has a peanut forward taste. Although there are subtle chocolate notes, the peanut butter flavor is present and there’s no mistaking it.
While the flavor isn’t overpowering, it is more like roasted peanuts than a peanut butter sandwich. There is the warmth that is expected from a whiskey but the roundness from the additional flavor makes it work well both straight and in a cocktail.
If drunk straight, consider having this whiskey as part of a dessert course. Although the reference to a popular chocolate and peanut butter candy is obvious, consider a lighter dessert. A simple berry compote, angel food cake or even just an apple pie would be delightful.
For some people, they like cooking with alcohol. One option is to channel your inner Elvis with some flambe bananas over a vanilla ice cream. While it might not be that peanut butter and banana sandwich, the combination of flavors really works.
As part of the Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey launch, Ogden’s Own created a special cocktail, the Porter’s Grown-up PB&J.
Porter’s Grown-up PB&J
- 3 oz Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey
- 1 oz raspberry liqueur
- 1 oz Frangelico
- 1 dash cherry bitters
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice
- Shake until cold and strain into a martini glass
- Garnish with a peanut butter cup or a fresh raspberry skewer.
If this cocktail is too sweet for your liking, consider reducing the raspberry liqueur and adding a touch more cherry bitters. It brings the fruit flavor with a little less sweetness.
Basically, this cocktail is very adaptable. Since the peanut butter flavor is subtle, consider other flavors that play nicely with peanut butter and whiskey. From a touch of caramel to even some banana, there are many options that can be combined.
The Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey is available at its distillery or check its website for ordering options.
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