October 28, 2004

Helluva Gift. (Updated)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:15 pm

Basil Hayden Bourbon.jpgDaughter 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 Maker’s Mark Bourbon, my regular brand, they also went a little wild and gave me a bottle of Basil Hayden’s Small Batch Bourbon. I have been sipping it (neat, of course) since the weekend as my “End-of-the-Day-Calmer-Downer.”

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 I’m sure you’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-stompin’ party animals fine folks. I actually even remember some of it, including the part where everyone sang “Happy 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 “wine” 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.


  1. Happy birthday to ya!

    Comment by jmflynny — October 28, 2004 @ 10:14 pm

  2. Wow, I was so drop-jawed in admiration of your fine gift that I flat missed the mention ’bout today bein’ your birth anniversary. I thought they had jes’ given you the gift ’cause you was stuck livin’ in Jersey. 😉 Happy Birthday, Jim!

    Comment by Tig — October 28, 2004 @ 10:39 pm

  3. Happy birthday, you B B. And you heard from Tig. He da bomb.

    Comment by Velociman — October 29, 2004 @ 12:03 am

  4. Wishing you the best on your natal day.

    When you make it to Montana I’ll buy the first round!

    Comment by Randy — October 29, 2004 @ 1:50 am

  5. Happy Farookin Birthday

    Happy Farookin Birthday

    To one of my all time favorite bloggers/drummers/soldiers/writers/Jerseyites. Hope you enjoyed it. Sgt Hook out.

    Heads up via Velociman.

    Trackback by Sgt Hook - This We'll Defend — October 29, 2004 @ 1:53 am

  6. Happy Birthday Jim!!!

    Forget about the sippin’…do some shots.

    Comment by Sam — October 29, 2004 @ 8:42 am

  7. …many, many happy returns, killer…

    Comment by Eric — October 29, 2004 @ 9:19 am

  8. Wow – a fine gift! I shall have to remember to get some for my husband for Christmas… Oh yeah, a belated Happy Birthday. *grin* Since it’s not really your birthday.

    Comment by Teresa — October 29, 2004 @ 6:47 pm

  9. MMmmmmmmmm bourbonnnnnnnn mmmmmmmmmm……

    Comment by Mike — October 29, 2004 @ 7:39 pm

  10. I only remember what I was told later…

    Comment by Velociman — October 30, 2004 @ 1:59 pm

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