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Lord Stanley

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  1. Is that the Mackinac Bridge? We have one of those over here too.
  2. The guy in question greatly appreciated the hospitality. Thanks, GB. We had a great evening sampling the selection of absinthe and sour beer. I don't remember much about the late dinner but I believe that it was good as well.
  3. When I looked at the first couple pictures, I didn't even notice the bottles. Upon further inspection, that's quite a nice collection.
  4. Everytime GW posts, that avatar makes me feel blessed and happy. Even more so than my own which seems oddly 2-dimensional in comparison.
  5. Yeah, partly what I was qualifying as that oily mess.
  6. She seemed to understand that KOSG is for the flippin' birds. Or vice versa.
  7. Do you treat your gum infections with your teeth in or out? Just wondering for future reference. :P Exactly. If you chill the absinthe itself enough, you'll drop those oils out of solution without adding any water. I would advise against trying it though because you'll end up with more of an oily mess than a louche.
  8. I think that the added wormwood oil is the only difference between their regular 72 and the Amer.
  9. Actually, I immediately followed the 1914 with some Clandestine and then had the Montmartre. I waited a while before having anything else because I didn't want to wash that long aftertaste of the 1914 away. The Clandestine seemed like a decent contrast to the vintage and was OK but the Montmartre afterwards tasted nasty. Usually, I like it alright.
  10. The Montmartre and many others have a weaker louche than the Clandestine because most La Bleues tend to have more star anise added. On another note, I followed up my Pernod 1914 with some Montmartre the other night. I literally had to choke it back and considered sinking it a few times. It would be really unfortunate if the pre-ban has ruined me for all other absinthes since it's not exactly a readily available product. At least, it won't be when my bottle is finished which won't be anytime soon.
  11. Great photos. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your 1914 as much as I did.
  12. Thanks for the offer, GB. I may take you up on that. I'm there on business but the evenings should be free. I'll let you know when I get some exact dates. I'm anticipating 4-5 days some time in March but that can change.
  13. Too bad the first one wasn't in Chicago. That drive to Minneapolis took longer than I had expected. And then Deluge went and gave me the wrong digits. I could have missed the whole thing.
  14. Don't forget to visit Pizzeria Uno (or Duo) downtown for some authentic Chicago-style deep dish. All the other suggestions are great too. You might also want to check what's going on at the United Center with respect to sports or concerts. I'm going to be in Chicago next week, twice actually. Just to fly from and back to O'Hare unfortunately unless I feel motivated to head downtown for awhile.