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All Things Food / Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« on: Today at 04:50:03 PM »
My understanding is some of them have had issues. I'd suggest putting it through the paces to be sure you received one without issues. At that price and with Amazon's return policy there is little to lose.

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All Things Food / Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« on: Today at 12:35:50 PM »
If you are an Amazon Prime member the Anova Nano is $65 today and presumably tomorrow.
https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-Precision-Bluetooth-Included/dp/B07C7PW3PC

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 14, 2019, 01:37:21 AM »
Finished off a bottle of Old Forester Rye. Would make a great rye for mixing or when you don't want an overpowering Rye, but not very complex.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 09, 2019, 04:52:51 PM »
As an interesting side note on the fire I once worked with special hazards fire protection and was looking at protecting a rum warehouse in Jamaica. The cost of the system was 5 million to protect all the warehouses. A recent fire in two of them had destroyed 10-12 million of product. They finally decided to forgo the fire protection. I suppose the risk is rather low with the exception of a lightning strike, forest fire, or arson.

45,000 barrels at a cost of $1,200 per barrel would be $54million. Ouchy!
https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-is-bourbon-so-damn-expensive

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Beer Travel / Re: GABF 2019
« on: June 29, 2019, 12:26:53 AM »
Also at opening the beers will still be flowing.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:59:48 PM »
Forgot to post I finished off the Rittenhouse Rye BiB last week. I prefer Old Overholt Bonded Rye to it. Rittenhouse is a touch too sweet. It's good, but Old Overholt is better.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 23, 2019, 01:37:14 AM »
Finished off a Raleigh Bourbon & Banter pick of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel tonight. Had I not know it was a Wild Turkey I could not have guessed the distillery. It was quite tasty and had a nice brown sugar sweetness which worked very well and created a nice pick. I'm going to pick up other bottles of Kentucky Spirit as I run into it at a bargain to see if the flavor is always similar or not.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:06:40 AM »
I hated Red Bush. Had it twice out of airplane bottles. YMMV

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 30, 2019, 01:12:51 PM »
Finished off Writer's Tears Copper Pot Irish Whiskey last night. It's tasty and light in flavor. I was hoping for more complexity since the price of admission was higher than several Irish offerings I really like.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 26, 2019, 05:00:43 PM »
Awesome!

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 12, 2019, 12:34:10 PM »
Finished off Old Forester 1910 last night. For me this one and the 1870 are neck and neck. I think I paid about $50 for it and $45 for the 1870. The 1910 was the last in the Whiskey Row series.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 11, 2019, 01:39:37 AM »
I bought a case of the JTS Brown Bonded Bourbon, it's good stuff. ;)

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The Pub / Re: Whisky is Coming - GoT Collection
« on: May 10, 2019, 12:04:37 PM »
It's running $120-150 on the secondary market. I paid over retail for mine to be sure I got it.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:39:11 AM »
Finished off the bottle of Old Ezra Extra Aged 7 Years Barrel Strength. Some days I loved it, some days I found it a bit boring. I think in the end it's a solid Bourbon at 117 proof which hides it's alcohol well. I would have loved it more if the price were slightly lower, but at $40 it wasn't that bad price wise.

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The Pub / Re: Whisky is Coming - GoT Collection
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:52:32 PM »
I've opened 5 of the 9.

White Walker is rubbish. A waste of money and the person who came up with the blend should not be in charge of blending. I tried it every which way but loose and the best thing about it is the temperature sensitive label.

Greyjoy - Talisker - I think this is my favorite thus far. The smoke adds complexity and is quite nice.

Nights Watch - Oban - second place currently, it grows on you.

The last two I have opened are more or less neck and neck at this point. Both are tasty, but not as complex as the ones leading the pack. They are Tully (Singleton) and Tyrell (Clynelish).

Planning to open two more next week and the final two the week after that. Not sure what I am going to do with the unopened bottle of White Walker. I may just keep it unopened, or I could use it as drain cleaner.

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