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ggilbertva
01-05-2007, 21:20
Ok, I posted a similar question under the Foreign Whisky board but figured I would ask the same question here but for bourbon instead of scotch.

I'm headed to the Carib next month. What bourbons should I look for that are typically for export only? Duty Free selections? For instance, Four Roses SB European Export would be one I would be looking for. What else would you recommend?

tango-papa
01-05-2007, 21:25
Ok, I posted a similar question under the Foreign Whisky board but figured I would ask the same question here but for bourbon instead of scotch.

I'm headed to the Carib next month. What bourbons should I look for that are typically for export only? Duty Free selections? For instance, Four Roses SB European Export would be one I would be looking for. What else would you recommend?

Wild Turkey 12 yr and 8 yr!!!!!

ggilbertva
01-05-2007, 21:45
Wild Turkey 12 yr and 8 yr!!!!!

I'm one step ahead of you. WT 101 12 year is the first item on my list.

Also, What happens if you bring back more than your 1 litre allowance? I was in the Carib 2 years ago and brought back 6 bottles and customs didn't even care...I declared it and they passed me on through without paying any additional duty. Is this normal? What if I had 8 or 10 bottles?

Virus_Of_Life
01-05-2007, 23:58
This has been talked about pretty extensively in other threads I believe, but one thing I recall is that you may be let down if you are hoping for anything extraordinary in the caribbean...

TomH
01-06-2007, 12:35
We have frequently brought back in excess of our limit and have never been charged (We were stopped and sent to the duty writer one time when we had 15 bottles and $500 listed for alcohol on the form - but once he saw most of it was wine (which apparently had low duty since it was low percentage alcohol) he sent us quickly on our way).

Several people have told me that if total duty due is under $10 they send you through since they figure it will cost more to process the claim than they would collect.

Tom

drli
01-06-2007, 20:59
I would look for Wild Turkey Freedom... its like a step better then rare breed.