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You know Quill... In looking back after the day it would be a good idea if you could print up this thread and show it to her so she sees that you were thinking of her a month before her birthday so you could get it right.  that would mean alot to her as well and may even make up for the mediocre ones. JJF
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You know Quill... In looking back after the day it would be a good idea if you could print up this thread and whow it to her so she sees that you were thinking of her a month before her birthday so you could get it right.  that would mean alot to her as well and may even make up for the mediocre ones. JJF
FIHTies, You are a true gentleman, a scholar, and I'm sure a fine judge of excellent bourbon. Hey...there's a book in all this somewhere (leave it to a writer to think of this...). Seriously, there's already a book in print about everything you never learned growing up, but should have. One of you enterprising gentleman (and I suspect you could do it, FIHT) should put together a compendium from this site of great information for guys, gents, etc., on all the fine points of a well-rounded life. Guys with real experience (good and bad) offer their best insights on a number of topics. ANYway. Wonderful idea, FIHT. Thanks again.
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FIH - thanks...
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Lomezz, Anything we can do to help? Is the situation inevitable? Salvageable? You are among friends...don't hesitate to ask.
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Upper midwest, maybe 2 hours north of Chicago (my wife and I are from Chicago originally). Thanks for your interest.
Hmmm...Milwaukee area?
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(FIHTies @ 21 June 2004, 4:08) You know Quill... In looking back after the day it would be a good idea if you could print up this thread and whow it to her so she sees that you were thinking of her a month before her birthday so you could get it right.  that would mean alot to her as well and may even make up for the mediocre ones. JJF
FIHTies, You are a true gentleman, a scholar, and I'm sure a fine judge of excellent bourbon. Hey...there's a book in all this somewhere (leave it to a writer to think of this...). Seriously, there's already a book in print about everything you never learned growing up, but should have. One of you enterprising gentleman (and I suspect you could do it, FIHT) should put together a compendium from this site of great information for guys, gents, etc., on all the fine points of a well-rounded life. Guys with real experience (good and bad) offer their best insights on a number of topics. ANYway. Wonderful idea, FIHT. Thanks again.  
Well... as far as telling your wife how you feel about her and laying it on thick (read Flattery ) judging from your posts here you will probably do well. Bourbon... I recently had Black Maple Hill 16 year old. never tasted anything like it. Absolutely delicious. And on the topic of things that we should have learnt but didnt...I will share with you fellahs something that I recently saw from Dave Barry, one of the things that took him all his years to learn... "Never ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you can actually see the baby coming out at that moment". Trust me...Dem's wise words... JJF
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Bourbon... I recently had Black Maple Hill 16 year old. never tasted anything like it. Absolutely delicious.
Off topic, but was your Black Maple Hill bottled in Lawrenceburg, KY or Bardstown, KY? I've been told that the Lawrenceburg bottling was made by Julian Van Winkle, who make a bunch of different superlative Bourbons. The Bardstown bottling is made by someone else, and supposedly, the style is much different.
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And on the topic of things that we should have learnt but didnt...I will share with you fellahs something that I recently saw from Dave Barry, one of the things that took him all his years to learn... "Never ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you can actually see the baby coming out at that moment". Trust me...Dem's wise words... JJF
Jonathan, VERY wise words. I've seen a situation where the answer was, "no." Needless to say, not pretty. Luckily, I was a third party. But I couldn't help die a little death for the poor guy. Quill, Though my late commendation may make me look more like a talking head than a contributor, I agree with the spa idea. Also, I have to let you know about something a past girlfriend did for me... She got my brother to find my address book and e-mailed almost everyone I know asking them to write letters about me to her. Upon receiving them, she printed them and bound them in a little booklet. By far -- the most priceless present anyone has ever given me. Best of luck with all the plans .
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(FIHTies @ 21 June 2004, 5:09) Bourbon... I recently had Black Maple Hill 16 year old.  never tasted anything like it.  Absolutely delicious.
Off topic, but was your Black Maple Hill bottled in Lawrenceburg, KY or Bardstown, KY? I've been told that the Lawrenceburg bottling was made by Julian Van Winkle, who make a bunch of different superlative Bourbons. The Bardstown bottling is made by someone else, and supposedly, the style is much different.
Dont quite know. I think I got to the point of not being able to read coherently somewhere early on . JJF
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(quill @ 21 June 2004, 4:03) Upper midwest, maybe 2 hours north of Chicago (my wife and I are from Chicago originally). Thanks for your interest.
Hmmm...Milwaukee area?
Suffice it to say, I can get to Milwaukee or Madison...or Chicago...fairly easily, in case you have a suggestion in those areas. I'm pretty familiar with all three. Thanks for your interest.
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(FIHTies @ 21 June 2004, 5:09) Bourbon... I recently had Black Maple Hill 16 year old.  never tasted anything like it.  Absolutely delicious.
Off topic, but was your Black Maple Hill bottled in Lawrenceburg, KY or Bardstown, KY? I've been told that the Lawrenceburg bottling was made by Julian Van Winkle, who make a bunch of different superlative Bourbons. The Bardstown bottling is made by someone else, and supposedly, the style is much different.
Wow. I've only ever tried Maker's Mark. Am I missing out on the "cognac" of bourbons here?
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Quill,    Though my late commendation may make me look more like a talking head than a contributor, I agree with the spa idea.  Also, I have to let you know about something a past girlfriend did for me... She got my brother to find my address book and e-mailed almost everyone I know asking them to write letters about me to her.  Upon receiving them, she printed them and bound them in a little booklet.  By far -- the most priceless present anyone has ever given me.    Best of luck with all the plans   .
Your advice has always been welcome in every post I've been on, Navy Styles. That's a great idea. Thank you very much.
post #28 of 47
Just doing my part, Quill. I've gotten help from these guys plenty of times, myself. And I'm sure I'll need advice/suggestions in the future.
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Wow. I've only ever tried Maker's Mark. Am I missing out on the "cognac" of bourbons here?
Maker's is good stuff. In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of "small-batch" bourbons trying to capitalize on the upscale liquor market. Most that I've tried have been very good, although not always worth what they cost. Maker's Mark is a wheated bourbon, meaning that the secondary grain in the mashbill (after corn) is wheat instead of the usual rye. If you like Maker's, you might try some other wheateds: Rebel Yell, Old Fitzgerald, and Old Weller. Of course, the king of the wheated bourbons is Van Winkle. There are a lot of different bottlings with different ages (from 10 year to 20 year), but Van Winkle is my favorite bourbon by a long shot. And there's a lot of crappy cognac out there.
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(quill @ 22 June 2004, 08:03) Wow. I've only ever tried Maker's Mark. Am I missing out on the "cognac" of bourbons here?  
Maker's is good stuff. In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of "small-batch" bourbons trying to capitalize on the upscale liquor market. Most that I've tried have been very good, although not always worth what they cost. Maker's Mark is a wheated bourbon, meaning that the secondary grain in the mashbill (after corn) is wheat instead of the usual rye. If you like Maker's, you might try some other wheateds: Rebel Yell, Old Fitzgerald, and Old Weller. Of course, the king of the wheated bourbons is Van Winkle. There are a lot of different bottlings with different ages (from 10 year to 20 year), but Van Winkle is my favorite bourbon by a long shot. And there's a lot of crappy cognac out there.
You're not kidding. Thanks for the insight, jcusey. Can't wait to "sample" your advice.
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