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jh1
03-15-2009, 22:21
Hi. New guy getting into bourbon. I've learned a lot from reading this forum. There is a lot of knowledge on this site.

One question I have is about internet orders. There are some bourbons I would like to try that are not available in my area, but I'm not sure if I can get them shipped up to Minnesota. Does anyone know the law up here?

Luna56
03-15-2009, 22:47
Welcome.

The quickest way to find out whether spirits can be shipped to you from an online retailer is to visit one of their sites (I've used Binny's before and had good service) and look at their shipping page. They will plainly state where spirits can and cannot be shipped.

Good luck, hope you'll enjoy your time here.

Cheers!

jh1
03-15-2009, 23:36
Thanks. I'll check Binny's out.

bluesbassdad
03-16-2009, 00:05
Thanks. I'll check Binny's out.

When you do, ask for the spirits specialist, Brett Pontini. (http://www.binnys.com/contactus)

In one case some other employee said that shipment to a certain state was not allowed. That information proved to be incorrect.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

p_elliott
03-16-2009, 07:51
Some internet sites are a little more liberal with the law than others if you get my drift. Check their sites they say where they will and will not ship to. One may say no to your state the next may say yes. Binney's is pretty conservative when it comes to the letter of the law. They will say no faster than anyone.

jh1
03-16-2009, 17:39
Thanks, guys. I called up Binny's, and they say it's OK to ship up to MN.

bluesbassdad
03-16-2009, 20:00
Thanks, guys. I called up Binny's, and they say it's OK to ship up to MN.

That's wonderful!

Now all you have to do is decide how you want to amortize the shipping cost.

I once started to order a single, mid-priced bottle. However, the shipping cost was going to almost double the cost. I ended up adding a few Van Winkles.

IIRC, the total cost was nearly $300, but by golly I sure brought down the percentage I was paying for shipping. :cool:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

fishnbowljoe
03-16-2009, 20:47
Welcome JH. What part of Minnesota are you from? Maybe there' some members near you that may be able to help you out. Of course a road trip to Binny's is very understandable too.:slappin: Hope you like it here. It's all about good times, good folks, and good bourbon. Enjoy. Joe

jh1
03-16-2009, 21:19
That's wonderful!

Now all you have to do is decide how you want to amortize the shipping cost.

I once started to order a single, mid-priced bottle. However, the shipping cost was going to almost double the cost. I ended up adding a few Van Winkles.

IIRC, the total cost was nearly $300, but by golly I sure brought down the percentage I was paying for shipping. :cool:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

I've done that myself. "Wow, if I spend $500 on this stuff, I only pay $25 for shipping. I'd be a sucker not to do it." Of course, I was probably only going to buy a $50 item to begin with.

jh1
03-16-2009, 21:24
Welcome JH. What part of Minnesota are you from? Maybe there' some members near you that may be able to help you out. Of course a road trip to Binny's is very understandable too.:slappin: Hope you like it here. It's all about good times, good folks, and good bourbon. Enjoy. Joe

Joe,

I'm up around the Twin Cities. I'll probably make a trip down there, someday. There are some pretty decent bottle shops up here, but there are certain bourbons that aren't readily available. Well, I guess the best way I can solve that problem is to make a trip to Kentucky.

jh1
03-16-2009, 23:44
Just to clarify. I have ordered from Binny's in the past and it all worked out OK. I was looking at another website on Sunday, and it said they could not ship to MN. So, I figured the law just changed and would ask you guys. I contacted Binny's Monday, and it is still OK. Maybe it's just certain states (or just certain stores) that won't ship here. Looking back at my posts, I didn't really explain what I was after very well. Anyway, sorry for any confusion. I think that work, life, and insomnia are catching up with me. Going on 3 hours of sleep a night (4 if I'm lucky) isn't helping matters any. Once again, sorry for any confusion.

jburlowski
03-18-2009, 17:02
Joe,

I'm up around the Twin Cities. I'll probably make a trip down there, someday. There are some pretty decent bottle shops up here, but there are certain bourbons that aren't readily available. Well, I guess the best way I can solve that problem is to make a trip to Kentucky.

Talk to the folkjs at Surdyks. When I lived in the Cities they were pretty good at special orders.

jh1
03-18-2009, 21:07
Talk to the folkjs at Surdyks. When I lived in the Cities they were pretty good at special orders.

That is a pretty good place. I'll have to see if they can do special orders. They have some pretty good sales every couple of months.