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  1. #1
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    What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    Some lucky fellow found 200 bottles of his grandfather's whiskey from the fifties. That got me thinking.

    In the past many members have said things along the lines of, "I plan to drink the last drop of my last bottle of Super Dupper XXX Special Limited Bottling of -------- Bourbon on my deathbed and leave my bunker dry as a bone.

    But really, if I had six months to live I probably couldn't drink it all without killing myself in four months. And I would hate to go six months with out buying a bottle. I would be in the mood to splurge!

    So, what would you like to happen to your bunker?

    Ed
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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    As with any of your treasured belongings, make sure you think this one out or they will end up in the trash or front yard garage sale!

    Hopefully one of my kids will have my love of whiskey and it will go to them.

    One of my whiskey drinking buddies and I have on many occasions stated something along the lines of "If I get mauled by a crazed wolverine tomorrow, you get my bunker, and vice-versa."

    I'm sure a lot of great bunkers have just gotten thrown in the trash or guzzled down in a party by surviving family (young kids) who has no appreciation for what they have.

    My grandparents had a habit of giving away many of their interesting posessions as they got older. Better to have the enjoyment of giving the item themselves to someone they know will treasure it than to leave it all up to chance later.

    Thats it! When I get "x" years old I'll give the bunker to one of my kids and then go drink at their house every day!

    Cheers,
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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    Well, hopefully I'll live a long and healthy life and will continue to add to the breadth and depth of my bunker over the years. That being the case, my bunker goes to my brother. My older son I have no doubt will probably enjoy fine Whisk(e)y when he's old enough to appreciate and respect it. At 16 years old, he likes to nose my bourbon and looks forward to the day when he too can enjoy fine spirits. So, if I go first, my brother may have to share with son #1.
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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_call_me_Ed View Post
    But really, if I had six months to live I probably couldn't drink it all without killing myself in four months.
    Sounds like a good way to go, Ed!
    I have heard of people with terminal illness that have been told they have "x" amount of time to live actually having their wake before they die. Hell, why not enjoy it with everyone else!!

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    My bunker isnít that big but even if it was I would do my best to drink it dry in those 6 months. I hate the thought of leaving anything behind, especially the pricier ones and ones I have never tried. If I were to die right now pretty much my entire collection would get listed on ebay by my family and the ones that didnít sell would most likely be thrown away if they couldnít find a store to return them to. I know it sounds selfish but they donít need the money.
    My main reason for trying not to leave anything behind is simple, no matter how long I keep them for I bought them to drink! If, at the time of learning I had 6 months left, I was married to someone who liked bourbon then Iíd leave them a few of the good ones, if I had any friends who liked bourbon I might leave them a bottle or 2; there will be no children to leave any to!
    Who knows if this is what I would really do though, I might think about things differently if death was breathing down my neck. I guess it doesn't really matter if I get to finish or open everything, I won't really have time to dwell on it being dead and all...
    /\../\

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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    I buy to drink so assuming that I live a long and healthy life I'm hoping I have the sense to pair down what I have to a manageble size before I go. Right now, I don't even have enough to call it a "bunker". Assuming I get there, I'd certainly want it to go to someone who would appreciate it...problem being, I don't know anyone locally that enjoys Bourbon like I do. Hopefully that'll change long before I have to worry about this.

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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    I imagine myself laid out in a Viking long boat, my bottles piled around and on top of me. Friends will open a bottle of Stagg, pass it around for drinks, then dump the rest on my remains. The boat is launched, followed by the flaming arrows. You get the picture.

    Of course, my friends will have stolen all the good bottles and replaced them with Everclear, for an even more spectacular show.

    Thanks for coming.

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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    Great imagery, Chuck!

    I know my son in law will enjoy whatever I leave behind. By that time, my son may have developed an appreciation as well so I'd expect them to divide it up. It will be in good hands - assuming there is anything left. I definately don't want it set ablaze on some danged boat. Waste of the bourbon and the boat!

    I am in the "I want my last check to bounce" crowd though but for some of the finer things - Bourbon, Scotch, knives, my espresso machine etc I think those would be great rememberances..... I think it would be too cool for my great, great grandkids to have my cast iron cookware and a couple of my Busse knives. Expect the Bourbon will be long gone by then but that stuff will last FOREVER!

    Ken
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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    Well, figuring 6 mos to live, would give me time to get to either the Sampler or KBF. So, I'd give my buddy Troyce first shot at my bunker's contents, then everything else goes to the Gazebo to be taken by those who would appreciate it. Umm....that would be everything except the Bourbon Supreme

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    Re: What would you like to have happen to your bunker when you are gone?

    On second thought I think I would like to be buried with 1 good bottle (I'm thinking PVW20 or WLW '06 maybe) and a snifter just in case some 2,4,5-trioxin or Dromax contaminates the cemetery and I become reanimated. I will, after all, need something good to wash the brains down with!
    /\../\

    "I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . . ." - Dylan Thomas

 

 

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