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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    St. Vincent - MassEducation liked the original and sure liking the stripped-down version
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    ^i edited my list - it was for unpeated non-islay distilleries. all would be worth exploring if you're not into heavy smoke.
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    ^in support of the blends Mikey listed, Compass Box Flaming Heart is generally a must-try. Latest edition should just be hitting shelves in the US. -- for non-islay and non-peaty, here's a random listing of some of my target malts based on the dominant flavors that i usually pull from them... sweet (in a general way) - benrinnes, glenfarclas, longmorn, mortlach waxy, fruity - clynelish salty, briny - old pulteney, talisker tangy, funky - kilkerran, springbank / longrow
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    in for Cali Costco group buy on Laga 16... (also not in Illinois for that price). also if you’re feeling ardbeg 10, uigeadail (oogie) in the $60 range doesn’t have too much direct competition for the value for sherried islay.
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    Mattnog!

    Have a full 750ml that’s been sitting in the fridge since last year. Never meant to let it go the full 365 but I will definitely sample it before getting sick as a dog and throwing out the rest.
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    Happy Birthday Jim (morphsci)!

    Happy birthday Jim!
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    Happy Birthday Stretch!

    hope you had a good one, stretch!
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    i need to mellow the fuck out My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    ^any plans to come to Chicago, Marc? both 2004 and 2005 are at a few different Binny's
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    KEF Egg

    following up... my impressions are that s2000 is well worth $400. sound good with everything. tested blu ray last night with the optical out and a fight scene greatly alarmed the dog.
  11. at what mile marker are you required to pull over and chug a hazy IPA?
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    The Live Music Thread

    50/50... wife leaves for a work trip the following day and i'm sure we'll have some stuff to take care of. a non-HC friend mentioned this concert a while back and might be interested too. he saw NeO the last time they were here (the show i had to pass on).
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    Catoctin isn't half bad if I remember right. Had it a long time ago in San Francisco, seem to recall it was slightly toned down from something like Willett Family Estate 2-3 year (actual Willett distillate, not the old MGP they sourced) but still in the same spectrum. I think Catoctin also does a limited cask strength bottling and I would buy that if I saw it (unlikely in IL though). Knob Creek Cask Strength 2009 is good. One of the best values in rye in the last few years considering anything of a similar age and proof is now $150+ (see Kentucky Owl). Naaman originally recommended it to me, and I took my bottle to Jeff's to compare to an old Willett FE 5 year rye. It's more a bourbon than a rye in some respects, like Rittenhouse in a way. But that's just how Beam does rye.
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    The Live Music Thread

    Beck at Riot Fest next month. And Sum 41 and Incubus for my inner child-of-the-90's
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    The Live Music Thread

    scratch another one off bucket list... Smashing Pumpkins at United Center last night. 31 songs all from first five cds (except for covers and one new single), 3 of the 4 OG crew. hoped for this for at least 10 years, couldn't have been better.
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    KEF Egg

    s2000 tempts me greatly. looks perfect for our living room's constraints.
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    The Live Music Thread

    About to see Dick Dale at Reggies in Chicago. Didn't know this fucker was still kicking. Should be dope especially after these PBRs...
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    morning metal Deathspell Omega - Drought
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    The Live Music Thread

    ^hey us too! with @recstar24
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    yeah i was pretty 'meh' on it morning metal here.. Thou - Heathen
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    I’d pass on Koval, just too expensive for what it is. Not sure on the others as I’ve never had them but High West is generally solid.
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    morning metal Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos
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    NHL Playoffs 2018

    CAPS amazing run. serious breathe of fresh air and lots of deserving folks. ovi, trotz, holtby, all the depth guys who were so clutch. congrat Dan!
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    HC NBA Ballers

    LeBron is amazing. JR Smith is a dumbass. Refs shouldn't see another finals game. Typical.
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    NHL Playoffs 2018

    as much as i like the vegas story (especially Flower)... gotta root for the caps. just a great run they've got going, lots of hurdles they've overcome. get one for ovi and trotz!
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