Yes, you did!
A penguin fell off my cranial iceberg and another clambered up when I learned that "your" Fathers Day is on a different day than "ours." Interesting.
Had not heard of Slate, but looked it up -- [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
-- and will be interested in your impressions.
As for Jamison, also quite nice. If socked in by weather down there or when trying to avoid some of "Her List" tasks, wander through this perpetual thread about Jamison v. Bushmills: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Darn thing has been going on for years. I must somewhat sheepishly admit that I will now drink Bushmills without worrying my Catholic forebears are frowning.
Actually, if one disregards some of the loons who post (as in most such threads), there is some wonderfully interesting info about Irish whiskey. Naturally, I had to chime in some time ago about grappa.
Congrats again, dad.