Flash reviews are written when I just want to enjoy a whiskey. These are quick nosing and tasting notes, not a full review. As such, flash reviews will never be scored. Use them only to get a quick idea whether or not this whiskey has characteristics that interest you.
Barrel 3221, bottled 9-14-16
Nose: caramel-coated peanut, like your favorite part of Cracker Jack, cinnamony rye
Flavor: nutmeg-forward yielding to caramel but with a nice cinnamon balance. Hints of orange peel. Short, crisp finish with a whisp of oak.
Impression: just plain tasty and dangerously quaffable. And at less than $30 per bottle, it’s hard to pass up the last age statement, bonded bourbon.
Rani Ghanem got one heck of a surprise a couple days ago while working at his uncle’s liquor store. A customer asked him about chicken being in the store. Only then did Rani realize a peahen (not a peacock as reported), had wandered into the store. Rani called animal control, and it became painfully clear that this bird was not going to go quietly.
Ghanem reported that the damages were likely in excess of $500. A loss to be sure, but maybe he’s lucky this lady didn’t make her way to the top whiskey shelves!