Sure, you’ve heard of people planning their own wills and funerals ahead of time, but this guy’s crazy coffin purchase for himself definitely knocks most funeral plans out of the park. Anto Wickham, an Irish army veteran, has bought a $5,000 customized coffin shaped exactly like a giant bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey in preparation for his own death and burial. Wickham, a veteran of the Iraq war, told the Daily Mail that he’d seen enough combat and loss to know that if he wants to go out the way he wants to (in style), he had better plan ahead.
“I didn't want a normal funeral and it had to be a celebration of life because I have been to too many funerals of colleagues where they were very sad occasions,” Wickham told The Daily Mail. “I wanted something completely different and I decided my favorite drink is Jack Daniels.”
Wickham’s unusual burial plan was made possible in part by Crazy Coffins, a website dedicated to unusual coffins like Wickham’s, selling customizable caskets shaped like ballet shoes, guitars, bottles of hot sauce, and more.
And if that’s not enough, Wickham is also planning on installing a solar-powered iPad in his headstone with a personal video messages and photos of the coffin-making process. Let’s hope no one adds brandy to this boozy burial, because then we’ll have a real-life corpse reviver on our hands.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi