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    Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    I tried to bring a couple bottles of bourbon to a friend in Germany and they dissapeared out of my bags between Dulles and Berlin. I was thinking about sending him a bottle for Christmas and wanted to know your suggestions about the best method to do so if any.

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    Re: Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    You could check this thread:

    straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12701

    It was re: US to Canada shipping
    but the information may be helpful.

    PM sent.

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    Re: Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJL View Post
    I tried to bring a couple bottles of bourbon to a friend in Germany and they dissapeared out of my bags between Dulles and Berlin. I was thinking about sending him a bottle for Christmas and wanted to know your suggestions about the best method to do so if any.
    And the baggage inspector thanks you for your for your contribution to his collection.
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    Re: Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    I just brought 4 - 750's of Old Weller Antique with me to Frankfurt last month. My cousins in Germany can't get OWA, only Beam and Daniels.

    Each bottle was wrapped in bubble wrap, and I taped a label from an empty bottle of OWA onto the wrapped bottle.

    On top of everything in my suitcase I had placed a TSA Tort Claim.
    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/customer/claims/forms.shtm

    Seems to have done the trick and I went thru Heathrow and Frankfurt without any problems.
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    Re: Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    Can I ask why the empty bottle label taped onto the
    wrapped item - to show what was inside the wrapping?

    And the reason for the TSA Tort Claim form? Just
    to let them know that you'll be filing in case something
    is missing?

    In any event, it might be considered SOP if it works!

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    Re: Getting A Bourbon To A Friend In Germany?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    Can I ask why the empty bottle label taped onto the
    wrapped item - to show what was inside the wrapping? Yes

    And the reason for the TSA Tort Claim form? Just
    to let them know that you'll be filing in case something
    is missing? Yes

    In any event, it might be considered SOP if it works!
    It seems to have done the trick, at least for me this time. I hope it works for everybody in the future!

    No one should have to have their bourbon stolen from their luggage!
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=3862&dateline=1216772  641 I love the smell of bourbon in the morning!

 

 

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