Daughter and her husband took time out from getting their new house in order to buy me a most excellent birthday gift. In addition to giving me a bottle of Makerâ€™s Mark Bourbon, my regular brand, they also went a little wild and gave me a bottle of Basil Haydenâ€™s Small Batch Bourbon. I have been sipping it (neat, of course) since the weekend as my â€œEnd-of-the-Day-Calmer-Downer.â€
Although it is a bit pricey for regular consumption, it sure is nice to receive as a gift. It is most flavorful, and downright smooooooooth. The professional reviewers agree, as do the regular bourbon drinkers who have tried it.
Damned fine whiskey, that. To the bourbon drinkers out there, I recommend that you put it on your Christmas list, as Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll enjoy it more than another sweater, and size is not an issue. 750mL will fit just fine.
Update: I would like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes. However, lest I mislead, I want to mention that my birthday was actually Saturday, October 16, and I spent it here with a group of
hard drinking, heavy smoking, loud talking, gorilla-stompinâ€™ party animals fine folks. I actually even remember some of it, including the part where everyone sang â€œHappy Birthday,” even though some of them may not remember singing it. It was, after all, a day that was capped off by copious amounts of deadly Georgia â€œwineâ€ cocktails.
I had visited daughter this past weekend, and they (she and husband) gave me my excellent gift at that time. I only got to posting about at after I enjoyed about 1/3 of the bottle.
Thanks again. Helluva gift, helluva birthday, y’all.