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Jon L

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  1. Actually I prefer the likes of Ardbeg 10 over Redbreast 12 flavor. Think I will skip Irish..
  2. In glass is $200+ Candidates so far. Take them all or?
  3. Bourbon or Scotch. They are out of Highland Park 18!
  4. Standing in Total Wine looking to break my $80/bottle budget for something Real good. What to get?
  5. I gotta try more Rye's. Flipping among Rittenhouse, Pikesville, and Lot 40 rye, that Rittenhouse a damn good deal and at healthy 100 proof too!
  6. I'm not sure I know what Anise tastes like..but I would say more along the lines of caramelized dark cherry taste with very viscous mouthfeel.
  7. Actually, I should have said Pikesville is speaking to me more than others, not including the Old Forester 1920. I already have drunk Forester 1920 plenty in past and still have a half bottle left, but only picked up another bottle in the picture to make sure I don't run out It's truly wonderful bourbon, and its 115 proof nutty, creme brulee palate is DeLicious,, and everyone should have a bottle!
  8. Hmmm. Interesting, but so far, the Pikesville rye is speaking to me more than others..
  9. Early Christmas. Especially excited to try Rampur Select from India and Redbreast 12 ?‍♂️
  10. Dang, I wish I knew about Springbank before the prices went up ☹️
  11. Wasn't that thimbleful before I could not resist. Mixing that gallon right now...
  12. I had nothing better to do today...so I decided to blend my own version of High West Campfire, a mix of peaty scotch, bourbon, and rye. I must say, this is DeLiCious? Lovely peaty smoke starts the show and finishes it, with honey sweet bourbon in the middle, with a rye kick somewhere in mid-middle. Next time, I will try a "real" rye instead of 51% rye Rittenhouse.
  13. After further experimentation, I'm sticking to NEAT with Scotch. I revisited Johnnie Walker Blue, which my dear friends/family (who are not "whiskey people") sometimes gift me on occasion. I must confess I'd rather drink a good cask-strength bourbon over Blue... As far as Scotch goes, where I have less experience than Bourbon, I believe I am strictly an Islay lover. I'd much rather drink Ardbeg 10 or Lava 16 over non-Islay single malts I've tried in past, such as Glenfiddich 12 or McCallan 12. Is there a must-try non-Islay single malt I am missing out on?
  14. Puwhaaaha! Turns out BevMo has Lava 16 LISTED at ridiculous $99.99 but has it on sale for $62.99 currently. Used the $10 BevMo coupon to buy 2 bottles. Lava 16 is exactly what I've wanted, peat and smoke with complexity and sweetness. Also feels higher in alcohol content than stated 43% ? This Scotch/Bourbon thing could erode into my audio budget... I'm afraid to go deeper and $$$. BTW, what's the feeling on adding few drops of water to Scotch? I do it successfully mostly to high proof bourbons, 115-120 proof at least, but Scotch starts out lower in proof anyway..
  15. Dang, local Cali BevMo has Oogie for $83 ☹️ On the bright side, it seems in Cali, Costco membership is not needed to buy just alcohol, so let me make a strip soon..
  16. While I liked Laphroiag 10, I believe I prefer the Ardbeg 10, which I can drink easier/more. Both are in $55-60 range at local Bevo, and what would be a good next step Islay Scotch without breaking the bank? Laphroiag quarter cask, cask strength, or?
  17. Colors are a problem with Sony. I would never use out of camera colors from my Sony A7R, but I have gotten used to carrying my Colorchecker passport, at least a grey card. Colors out of my Canon 5D III are much nicer out of camera; however, they are still not neutral enough for any serious work IMO, so I end up using Colorchecker anyway.
  18. I think Nikon hit one out of the park with the Z7. I can almost feel the Canon exec's sweating bullets, as Canon is supposed to unveil their own mirrorless full frame camera soon, which I doubt is going to be as capable as Nikon's version. As for me, I am going to use my original Sony A7R into the ground as its svelt size and portability is unbeatable, as newer mirrorless full-frame cameras continue to get larger. Sony A7R vs. A7R III size Sony A7R III vs. Nikon Z7 size
  19. Indeed.. Kind of reminds me of Electrocompaniet gear.
  20. Getting into Bourbons recently... What took me so long??
  21. Actually, a couple of days ago, he decided to assemble the remaining Takachi cases into amps and "blow them out." When they are gone, they are gone apparently. http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=156447.0
  22. Handily better than NCore 400 mono's I've tried in the same system before. In fact, it exceeded my expectations enough that I am ordering another one just like the one I assembled, before the big-name companies start selling their versions using this module and charge tons more $$$$ after the usual big-name reviews, etc...
  23. It's finally here. Just finished assembling so no impressions yet...
  24. Is that amp your company's amp? It doesn't seem to be on your website and says "Flux Lab" on it?
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