Wow! By my offhand comment to Mark I've opened up an exciting can-of-worms here!
You've touched upon a couple of subjects which intrigue me...one of which is the concept of casting 'pearls before swine'. Obviously, you don't want to serve your Pappy 23 to the barbeque crowd...nor your '83 Lafite-Rothschild. But at the same time, you don't want it to get inherited by some unappreciative relative who will either sell it at a yardsale or make wine spritzers with Sprite & Kool Aid. At *SOME* point these rarities either need to be categorized as complete collectibles and protected, or enjoyed by those who (one hopes) will appreciate their finesse.
I suppose this is like a life-savings...ultimately the winner is the person who dies penniless, or in this case, bourbonless. But at the same time, I imagine collectors like Mark take more pleasure in *OWNING* these treasures than ultimately drinking them.
There's also that saying that "whoever dies with the most toys (or in this case bourbon!?!) wins!"