NutLiquor is a 69 proof Vodka that is marketed as tasting like peanut butter. According to the companies website (http://www.nutliquor.me/), it does not contain any peanut allergen, so those who can’t eat a peanut can still consume this! NutLiquor is made in Michigan, which is not a location that is exactly famous for distilled spirits, and so it’s surprising that a product such as this would arise in the Land of the Great Lakes!
As promised, the scent is very similar to that of peanut butter, though there is a distinctly sweet quality as well that makes it more reminiscent of the peanut butter used in some famous name brand sweets.
In the mouth the peanut flavor is the first thing to hit, although it is somewhat muted compared to the real thing. There is an initial blast of a flavor that I can only describe as like a hint of cognac that is quickly covered up by the nuts. Letting it sit on my tongue, I can sense a hint of the vodka that the spirit is based on, but I am hard pressed to notice it unless I really pay close attention.
This spirit has some very interesting mixing potential. I tried it, with mixed success, combined with an amaretto, Grand Marnier, a vanilla liqueur, vanilla ice cream, Chambord, and the inexpensive bottom-shelf blackberry wine Manischewitz. Of those, the ones that worked the best were as follows, in no particular order:
- Just a tiny splash of Grand Marnier with only a little bit more vanilla liqueur mixed with the NutLiquor. The ice cream also blends well with this combination.
- about 1 part Manischewitz to 3 or 4 parts NutLiquor
- about 1 part Chambord to 3 or 4 parts NutLiquor
Chambord or Manischewitz combined with NutLiquor makes a drink that tastes very much like a Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J) Sandwich! I wouldn’t enjoy a large glass of any of these combinations, though, so they may be best used for sampling or shots.
NutLiquor is certainly an interesting novelty drink, and is likely to be a big hit at parties. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? It is starting to appear in liquor stores across the United States; check http://www.nutliquor.me/ for more information on current availability.