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Alden
04-03-2013, 18:02
So, I'm laying in the nice casket, in the viewing room/funeral home parlor, and I have a nice suit on, and a smile on my face, eyes closed, and a really nice cut glass tumbler in one hand half full of bourbon and a bottle of Four Roses laying next to me.

What bottle would be in your casket?

Alden
04-03-2013, 18:57
What's a matter guys? Is this just a little too creepy?

Think about it this way then: the Egyptians buried sacred objects with their pharaohs so they would have them in the afterlife.

You are King Tut. Which one would it be?

MauiSon
04-03-2013, 18:58
Empties only, were I to have a casket. It's 'water of life', wasted on stiffs, living or dead.

Josh
04-03-2013, 19:01
I hope to be embalmed in OBSQ.

A lot of bourbon-related dreams and visions as of late.

CoMobourbon
04-03-2013, 19:08
I hope to be embalmed in OBSQ.

A lot of bourbon-related dreams and visions as of late.

Embalmed as in covered with so as to preserve you (and maybe improve your smell?). Nice. I think. Respect - and a little concern.:D

Josh
04-03-2013, 19:50
Embalmed as in covered with so as to preserve you (and maybe improve your smell?). Nice. I think. Respect - and a little concern.:D

Yes. It's an upcoming Georgia Bourbon Society selection.

Danger
04-03-2013, 19:55
An unopened bottle of Stagg (got to give the grave robbers something they can enjoy), and a deck of cards.

HighInTheMtns
04-03-2013, 20:03
No bottles in my casket please. Can't take 'em with you. Whatever I don't drink, my family and friends will, I hope.

fishnbowljoe
04-03-2013, 20:56
No bottles in my casket please. Can't take 'em with you. Whatever I don't drink, my family and friends will, I hope.

I agree Jim. Hope my friends and family have a good old fashioned Irish wake when it's my time to go. My wife knows what to do with my bunker. :skep: However, I would wouldn't mind an empty bottle of 07 WLW accompanying me to the hereafter. I'm sure there's plenty of angels share to fill it countless times for me to enjoy. :grin:

smokinjoe
04-03-2013, 21:31
Yes. It's an upcoming Georgia Bourbon Society selection.

People are just dying to get GBS juice...:lol:

TheNovaMan
04-03-2013, 22:57
OGD BIB and/or Ten High (straight).

Wall Eye
04-04-2013, 06:14
I would really rather my family not waste a lot of time, effort, and money on getting me laid out in a casket so how about this - take my ashes and use enough of them to fill up an empty Blanton's bottle. (I really like Blanton's and you have to admit they have a cool bottle.) Make sure you use an "S" cork - the one where the little jockey has just won the race. Then take me out in the boat and drop me off over a nice, deep, Walleye infested point of a Canadian shield lake. Then everyone get together back in camp to grill steaks, fry fish, and drink their favorite bourbon or scotch around a big campfire telling fish stories.

Parkersback
04-04-2013, 06:19
[Insert Angel's Envy joke here]

Yeti
04-04-2013, 08:45
I would really rather my family not waste a lot of time, effort, and money on getting me laid out in a casket so how about this - take my ashes and use enough of them to fill up an empty Blanton's bottle. (I really like Blanton's and you have to admit they have a cool bottle.) Make sure you use an "S" cork - the one where the little jockey has just won the race. Then take me out in the boat and drop me off over a nice, deep, Walleye infested point of a Canadian shield lake. Then everyone get together back in camp to grill steaks, fry fish, and drink their favorite bourbon or scotch around a big campfire telling fish stories.

Well played, Wall Eye. That's a pretty good send-off.

kyrocklover
04-04-2013, 08:52
I'm thinking "Devils Cut" may apply to me according to my deceased in laws.

SWC
04-04-2013, 09:31
Disturbing at first, but fun to think about!

No bottle buried with me except a glencairn. The boubon in heaven will be better anyway. After the funeral, I want all my friends to gather at my house, they can open up whatever bottle they want. They all will then drink and remember the good times, happily. Collection then divided up between them all.

smokinjoe
04-04-2013, 09:39
I would really rather my family not waste a lot of time, effort, and money on getting me laid out in a casket so how about this - take my ashes and use enough of them to fill up an empty Blanton's bottle. (I really like Blanton's and you have to admit they have a cool bottle.) Make sure you use an "S" cork - the one where the little jockey has just won the race. Then take me out in the boat and drop me off over a nice, deep, Walleye infested point of a Canadian shield lake. Then everyone get together back in camp to grill steaks, fry fish, and drink their favorite bourbon or scotch around a big campfire telling fish stories.

Which gets me to wonder...what do you think the going rate is to get a dead guy laid in a casket...? :D

luther.r
04-04-2013, 10:45
Cremate me with a #4 char.

WAINWRIGHT
04-04-2013, 11:00
No bottles with me either only friends and family enjoying all the things I never got a chance to open as a proper send off.

Yeti
04-04-2013, 11:00
except a glencairn.

I think I'd go this route as well. I'd like to have my Clutch flask in my breast pocket. I carried it there when I was married, and it has the complete lyrics from "Drink to the Dead" engraved on the back.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyZaqZraWWc


If knee-deep in cat nip
At the old icebox
I recommend you whistle
And give the box three knocks
Should you be so lucky
To hear whisperin'
It is an invitation
For you to leap in

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

If boxing your shadow
At the wall full of moss
And antlers approach you
Then I am at a loss

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look

Surrounded by toadstools
At the old green glen
I'm afraid there is little
That I can recommend
Save all of your courage
And sincere prayer
And where you go-a treadin'
Take the utmost care

So let us
Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look

Wall Eye
04-04-2013, 11:35
Which gets me to wonder...what do you think the going rate is to get a dead guy laid in a casket...? :D

Ha! Joe, I appreciate your unique ponderings (as usual) and me thinks this the only desirable circumstance of being laid in a casket. :lol:

Sounds like a new bucket list item, for sure.

Alden
04-04-2013, 11:44
I think I'd go this route as well. I'd like to have my Clutch flask in my breast pocket. I carried it there when I was married, and it has the complete lyrics from "Drink to the Dead" engraved on the back.

---------------------------------------

If knee-deep in cat nip
At the old icebox
I recommend you whistle
And give the box three knocks
Should you be so lucky
To hear whisperin'
It is an invitation
For you to leap in

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

If boxing your shadow
At the wall full of moss
And antlers approach you
Then I am at a loss

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look

Surrounded by toadstools
At the old green glen
I'm afraid there is little
That I can recommend
Save all of your courage
And sincere prayer
And where you go-a treadin'
Take the utmost care

So let us
Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look


Yeti, you are one colorful character. :lol:

Quantum
04-04-2013, 13:54
I would want each of my friends to pick one of my bottles to finish off during the pre-funeral tailgating, and then leave the empty bottle in my casket.

p_elliott
04-05-2013, 09:54
I told my wife when I went in for cancer surgery if any thing goes wrong Joe and Gary get to split my bourbon collection.

AaronWF
04-05-2013, 10:35
The idea of laying a bottle in the casket is too sad. To me it comes off as, "And there's the one that did it to him!" If the bottle's full, it done got to me before I could get to it, and that's bad news. If it's empty, at least we killed each other off in the struggle, I suppose; but still, these are not images I want associated with my death.

Give me a utilitarian burial. Naked in a wooden box, let the bourbon left over in my body feed the thirst of the earth as it absorbs me.

Alden
04-05-2013, 12:48
The idea of laying a bottle in the casket is too sad. To me it comes off as, "And there's the one that did it to him!" If the bottle's full, it done got to me before I could get to it, and that's bad news. If it's empty, at least we killed each other off in the struggle, I suppose; but still, these are not images I want associated with my death.

Give me a utilitarian burial. Naked in a wooden box, let the bourbon left over in my body feed the thirst of the earth as it absorbs me.

Oh I understand completely. Many a good man has been done in by the Demon Rum. I don't seem to have the "alcoholic gene" as I can control my consumption pretty easily, and I don't really want a bottle in my casket, in fact, I would rather be cremated.

I wonder if drinker's bodies burn any faster, or hotter? :lol: