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sgtgto
12-21-2009, 11:31
So I am on my way to Sweden for a vacation with my brother. In my possession are a bottle of Woodford Seasoned Oak and an 09' GTS. These are bound for Leif (nor02lei). He has graciously offered his home for a tasting of these marvelous bourbons. Pictures and stories are soon to follow.

Matt (BBQ+Bourbon) made this possible by acquiring both bottles and should get full credit for this. :middle finger:

Now to just smuggle these bottles though customs.. and I am set. My dashing good looks and devious smile have awarded me yet another first class upgrade across the pond. I hope they stocked up on woodford minis... I plan on killing all of them :)

independant
12-21-2009, 13:16
Good luck with the Stagg.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1189.shtm

Please note, you canít take alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content (140 proof), including 95% grain alcohol and 150 proof rum, in your checked luggage.

fishnbowljoe
12-21-2009, 20:44
Looks like Dan beat me to the punch with the link. Here's a thread that might be helpful too. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12879&highlight=bourbon+Germany

Hope you have a fun, safe trip Jake. Be sure to tell Leif hello for us. Don't forget to bring back some JDSS. :rolleyes: Joe

sgtgto
12-22-2009, 06:26
Well it appears that Leif will be getting BOTH bottles. They made it through without any issues. I didn't even get stopped by customs.

I have flown with 13 bottles before, state to state, with no issue.

Knock on wood!

fishnbowljoe
12-22-2009, 14:13
Atta boy Jake. Hope the good luck continues. Make sure that you and/or Leif post something about your tasting. Post some pics too if you can. Like I said in my previous post, say hello to Leif from all of us. Hands across the water. :grin: Joe

Make sure he gives you a taste of the JDSS too. :yum:

independant
12-22-2009, 14:29
Well it appears that Leif will be getting BOTH bottles. They made it through without any issues. I didn't even get stopped by customs.

I have flown with 13 bottles before, state to state, with no issue.

Knock on wood!

You must truly have dashing good looks and a devious smile. :slappin:

Airport security always takes one look at me and takes me to a small room and asked me to undress.

jburlowski
12-22-2009, 15:33
You must truly have dashing good looks and a devious smile. :slappin:

Airport security always takes one look at me and takes me to a small room and asked me to undress.

Hmmm... maybe you're the one with the dashing good looks.

BBQ+Bourbon
12-22-2009, 18:21
LOL @ the dashing good looks all around!

I was about to suggest you put a couple LotB labels on those bottles to get through, but your method was better still!

Joshua and I found several bottles of the WR last night and I'm anxious to see how you like that one.

A couple thoughts; first, if the guys who steal those bottles keep them for personal use they are both scumbag lowlifes and saviors. Second, it's interesting that a country known for hot, powerful beer would ban high proof bourbon.

Jake, I came up blanks on the PVWFRR so far.

sgtgto
12-22-2009, 22:50
Why is it so freaking hard to find VWFRR?!?!

ATTENTION ATTENTION... if you know of any VWFRR please get ahold of me!

The airlines misplaced my brother.. he finally showed up at almost midnight. NOT a fun day yesterday. All is well now... lots of snow here.. so everywhere in Europe..

p_elliott
12-23-2009, 08:29
LOL @ the dashing good looks all around!

I was about to suggest you put a couple LotB labels on those bottles to get through, but your method was better still!

Joshua and I found several bottles of the WR last night and I'm anxious to see how you like that one.

A couple thoughts; first, if the guys who steal those bottles keep them for personal use they are both scumbag lowlifes and saviors. Second, it's interesting that a country known for hot, powerful beer would ban high proof bourbon.

Jake, I came up blanks on the PVWFRR so far.

Matt

The problem with the GTS is it's not allowed on airplanes it's considered a hazardous material. That's why GTS used to be nicknamed hazemat.

Paul

loose proton
12-23-2009, 17:02
...on my way to Sweden for a vacation...Woodford Seasoned Oak and an 09' GTS...
You've got excellent taste! Those are two awesome choices for sipping in cold weather.

nor02lei
12-28-2009, 14:04
So I am on my way to Sweden for a vacation with my brother. In my possession are a bottle of Woodford Seasoned Oak and an 09' GTS. These are bound for Leif (nor02lei). He has graciously offered his home for a tasting of these marvelous bourbons. Pictures and stories are soon to follow.

Matt (BBQ+Bourbon) made this possible by acquiring both bottles and should get full credit for this. :middle finger:



I did have the visit by Jake and his brother yesterday. They had been driving all day all the way from Copenhagen to my small town 1/3 up in Sweden. You Americans really seem to like spending time in your cars! They were both not much older than my 2 sons. It was real nice and they brought WRSO and Stagg 2009. We did pop the bottles open and tasted them and I was very, very impressed of the Woodford witch didnít taste like any other bourbon I have had. I did like the Stagg very much as well and it was probably the smoothest one I have tasted. I did put a little water in it but when I did re taste it today I did take it neat and it tasted better that way to my personal taste. We did taste some more whiskeys as well and an interesting thing was that Jake didnít like one of my favourites JDSS at all. The evening was nice in general and I would be glad to have some mere visitors from the forum. But if you are considering it, or visit Sweden for any other reason do not hastate to contact me long before to get some practical advice.

Leif

fishnbowljoe
12-28-2009, 18:40
We did taste some more whiskeys as well and an interesting thing was that Jake didnít like one of my favourites JDSS at all.

Leif

:bigeyes: What? Jake didn't care for the JDSS?:skep: Guess he won't be bringing any back then. :slappin: I was at another couples house for an after Christmas party Saturday night. One of our friends has a bottle or two. We made him bring a flask. :grin: Good stuff to me. Heads and above the best in the JD lineup. Joe

MJL
12-30-2009, 06:39
Two liters of Bourbon went missing from my bags between Dulles and Frankfurt last June. That just irked me as these were presents and ended up being replaced with Absolwent Vodka when I was in Krakow, Poland. Man I wish I had been able to get that Bourbon through. I hope whoever took it chokes on it.:skep: