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  1. I scored an Elmer T. Lee and a Rock Hill Farms this past weekend at an event. I stopped by my local connection yesterday and she offered me an Old Fitz fall 2019 that just came out. It is a 15 yr. BIB wheated bourbon. Looking forward to trying it this weekend with some friends.
  2. Ok, so I have to highly recommend a bottle here. I scored 1792 Full Proof last weekend. This is Jim Murray"s (whiskey Bible) World Whiskey of the Year. I was able to score another bottle last night. It is 125 proof, so you Bookers fans should enjoy this. I have had it neat and also added a few drops of water which really opened it up and brought out vanilla and caramel notes. I I have been on the lookout for this for a long time and never see it. I have seen it twice in the last week, so get out there! It is like no other 1792 variety I have had from Bartons. At $55-60 it is an incredible value which is my #1 attribute in a whiskey!
  3. If I could have only had 1 bottle, it would have been the ETL. That stuff is fantastic. I had a bottle previously. I brought it to my friends cabin and it was so good we drank it all that weekend. I have been on the hunt for a replacement ever since . This bottle will be savored!
  4. My haul from a whiskey fest over the weekend. I got to the store at 2:45 am and was 2nd inline for the 9 am event. Top 3 inline guaranteed I would get whatever I wanted based on bottle counts. They later had a lottery for the Pappys and BTAC along with other rare stuff. I got skunked in the lottery , but it was still a good day overall.
  5. I have 10 and 12 year on my shelf. I've have tasted 15yr, 20yr, and Van Winkle Reserve Rye. The only one I haven't tasted is 23 yr. I have a buddy that has a bottle of 23 but has not opened it, and I don't blame him. Anyway, the stuff is good, but not life changing. There are many better value whiskeys out there. Everyone just freaks out because it's so hard to get. Don't get me wrong, i'll buy every bottle I can that is not insanely marked up. I'm hoping to move up the Pappy food chain this Holiday season. I have a couple events coming up where they will be raffling the chance to buy.
  6. Additionally, the Blueberry extreme has standby mode so waiting for tubes to warm up should never be an issue with the preamp, but it looks like it's not being used from the picture. I would be interested in the VRDs if this ever got broken up. I don't need more Cornwalls or another BBX. GLWS!
  7. Also not a fan of Jefferson's. The only one I've had I cared for was the Presidential Reserve. That McKenna 10 yr on the other hand is terrific! Hard to get around here. As for E.H. Taylor, I'm trying to find their Amaranth Grain of the Gods version. No luck yet locally and not willing to pay secondary market prices without tasting it 1st.
  8. Did you know that Buffalo Trace and the EH Taylor (along with GTS and others) are all the same mash bIll? All of those are Buffalo Trace mash bill #1. Even the "white dog" is the same. The obvious differences are barrel toasting, warehouse location, and length of time in the barrel. I have yet to try a Buffalo Trace produced product that I don't like. I prefer BT mash bill #2 products- Blanton's, Elmer T Lee, Rockhill Farms. Just for giggles try Benchmark 8 sometime. It is the bottom shelf offering of BT mash bill #1. It's usually around $10. I have that and Ancient Age (bottom shelf mash bill #2) at home just to compare with their big brothers, when I have friends over for tastings. Jeremy
  9. Another vote for Amazon HD. I was a long time user of the standard version. I recently upgraded to the HD and I'm amazed at the difference in sound quality on my headphones through a HiFi Man Headphone amp/DAC. The Ultra HD files (24bit/48kHZ) and up sound amazing. I spend 4-8 hours a day listening at work and I'm very happy.
  10. Because you apparently like rye whiskey and now have a taste for wine barrel finished whiskey, then I would like to recommend you try High West Yippie Kye Aye or High West Mid Winter Nights' Dram. Both are excellent rye finished in wine barrels. The texture is amazing! very syrup like. They are defiantly a couple of my favs!
  11. If you do decide you want to sell any K-31s, hit me up. I live about an hour away.
  12. I've been following along and I enjoy your work. I'm curious as to the size of your room. I'm looking to the future where I will most likely have a smaller space, so I like to use other peoples' work as a point of reference as to what I may or may not be able to do. Thanks for sharing this! Jeremy
  13. I have not done this on my Cornwalls yet, but I plan to. I will most likely use round holes with large radii on edges instead of the windows and doglegs. I plan to calculate the volume of the brace; I don't think it will be as big of a percentage of total cabinet volume as it appears to be in the Heresy photo. I have a plan for that though if the volume change is deemed detrimental. Knowing the volume that the brace consumes, I can shim the rear panel out an appropriate amount to gain internal volume to compensate. If you think about it, the brace would be no more than half the size of the rear panel. If you shimmed the rear panel out half it's thickness (3/8") that would compensate for the brace volume. Now figure the volume gain of the swiss cheese holes in the brace and we are talking maybe a 1/4" shim out of the rear panel. I will do actual calculations when the time comes, but this is my current line of thought. I plan to use pocket screws so this modification would be completely reversible if it is a bust. Feel free to keep shooting down this plan and I will try to keep coming up with solutions. Jeremy
  14. This is the method I plan to use. This picture is obviously a Heresy so you wouldn't need the notch for the K-55 as shown here, but this gives you the idea. I plan to screw to the baffle and sides with pocket screws, then through the rear panel into this brace. This picture was lifted from another member's Heresy resto.
  15. I was pretty happy to score this below retail this past week. I'll probably sit on it for a little while to see what the market does for these. Most of my bottles are open so no need to rush into opening this guy! Jeremy
  16. Me too! I was grabbing the keys to my truck when I read the title, then set them back down after I opened the link. Only an hour away for me, but defiantly don't need. If I could get 7 Belles for $2500 I would not hesitate, then sort it out later!
  17. That must be the Weller Full Proof (blue label). I have not personally seen this in the wild yet and believe me I look hard. I've been working on all of my connections and from what I have seen, doing a barrel pick and bottling it is the only way to guarantee stock. Distribution is very hit and miss. Smaller stores are forced to buy several cases of lower end product in order to get a couple restricted or allocated bottles.
  18. Since @mustang_flht is French and his English is approximate, I interpreted the question as: Are there any DIY mods or tweaks to Klipsch speakers that @Chief bonehead likes. Not as: Does Roy like the changes Roy made.
  19. I'm not a fan of whiskey that has "flavor" added in any way. IMO whiskey flavor profile should only come from the mash bill and the barrel. With that being said, I do enjoy whiskey "finished" in other barrels to modify the profile. A couple of my favorites are Yippe ki-yay from High West. It is rye whiskey finished in syrah and vermouth barrels. Another I like is Slaughter House from wine maker David Phinney. It is American whiskey (undisclosed mashbill) finished in Napa Bordeaux barrels. I would love to hear anyone else's experience with "barrel finished" whiskeys.
  20. All time favorite bourbon right there! I have one GTS and a couple Stagg Jr's. Jeremy
  21. I like bourbon and rye equally. If you like both try Bourye from High West, fantastic stuff. I love all High West ryes Especially Mid Winter Night's Dram. My all time favorite rye though is from Whistle Pig. "The Boss Hog V" is incredible and the best rye I've ever had, but defiantly on the high end $$$. Jeremy
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