Bury the Bourbon – Advice needed on this southern tradition

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hmm, I am from the part of Kentucky where 90% of the bourbon in the world is made and I have never heard of this!

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

 

christina.sand89:  I’ve never heard of this, but would assume to do it on the 4th.  Month lengths vary.

I think you also mean 4 weeks, not 2 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

christina.sand89:  I am about as Southern as they come and I have never heard of this tradition.

However; it is also said that rain on your wedding day means you’ll have good luck. So, I would rather it rain and have good luck than bury perfectly good bourbon 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Also, I would only bury cheap bourbon.  The bourbon gods might hate you if you sacrifice Woodford Reserve or Pappy Van Winkle (good luck finding that anyway)!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  NavyBee.
Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

christina.sand89:  That’s a fun tradition! But you do realize it won’t really matter. You burying bourbon won’t control the weather so I think you’re good either way.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am from KY (the ultimate bourbon state) and I’ve never heard of this tradition. But it sounds fun!

If it’s an old tradition, I would guess it was based on the lunar cycle. So I’d say a “month” is a lunar cycle, which would mean you should bury on Sept 5, which is conveniently between your two other options. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That is a waste of bourbon if you ask me!!  Bourbon is meant to be consumed … not buried!!! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Never heard of this tradition, but I’d do it on the 4th.

I also really want to try this now.  Not because I believe it will work, but because we’re getting married in our backyard and I think it would be hilarious if somebody dug up the bottle during the reception and just started drinking it.  Everyone loves a good single-month aged backyard bourbon, right?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

same advice from the WW forum, you’d do it on September 4th

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

JenGirl:  Me too.  I said the same thing…..

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - lindsay lakes, cypress TX

My family has deep, down Sothern roots and I have never heard of this! Interesting little old wives tale. It probably doesn’t matter when you do it – I’d say the 4th though. take some pictures and share! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

I love this tradition! FI and I are planning on burying some Woodford Reserve because we went there right after getting engaged 🙂 I would do it on the 4th, like PPs said. dont forget to dig it up after so y’all can drink it!! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

CarolinaPeach13:  I love the Woodford Reserve Distillery.  It’s about 20 minutes from my house!  Buffalo Trace is really pretty too!

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