The latest acquisition comes on the back of the launch of Jameson Orange into the flavoured whiskey category last year.
Ann Mukherjee, chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard North America, said, “Skrewball has proven its uniqueness and success with a large audience, so we are delighted to have this brand as part of our portfolio.
“With a product that brings an iconic American flavour to the spirits world, Steven [Yeng] and Brittany [Merrill-Yeng] have found a true point of difference in the category. We are looking forward to unlocking the magic of this brand and a successful journey ahead.”
Steven and Brittany Yeng founded Skrewball in 2018, and the brand surpassed the symbolic milestone of half a million nine-litre cases sold in 2022.
“It’s overwhelming to see how far we’ve come with a ‘screwball’ idea and a dream,” stated Steven and Brittany Yeng.
“We are very excited to see what the future holds for this brand under Pernod Ricard. The engine behind the company – its strategy, global reach, and brand-building expertise – will greatly support [us] in taking the brand to new heights, and we are excited to see it soar.”
Flavoured whiskies are one of the fastest-growing spirit categories in the US, representing a quarter of overall whiskey sales in the market, Pernod Ricard noted.