Of course whiskey is for drinking, but there is nothing wrong with saving your most treasured bottles for a particularly special occassion. I don't have a set threshold and tend to grab a special bottle when the occassion calls for it. For instance, I have a trip to the mountains planned with some friends over New Years and plan to take a couple of bottles I've been waiting to open. Others, I think, save bottles for designated events (birth of children, etc.). I'm sure I will open half my bunker if UGA ever wins a national championship in football . . . sigh. It makes it fun to look forward to . . . not that there's anything wrong with breaking into a Macallan 25 on a random Tuesday night.