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    Shipping bourbon

    Going on a trip to Louisville and planning on hitting some distilleries. Planning on picking up a few bottles and would rather not have to check them considering the cost of an extra bag these days. Have any of you folks shipped your purchases back home after visiting bourbon country? Any issues with it?

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    Shipping bourbon

    You are allowed to take 5 L of alcohol in a suitcase. The fee for an extra checked bag and the cost for shipping that much alcohol are pretty comparable. I wouldn't rule out flying with it. Well-packed box inside a duffel bag for the second bag, so you don't have to check it on the way out?
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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    Doesn't a bag cost like $25? Depending on how many bottles you're thinking about picking up, could potentially be cheaper than shipping.

    You can always put a small suitcase in a large one on the way there, then you have an extra case to pack with whiskey on your way home yet only 1 way cost for that extra bag.

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    Post Re: Shipping bourbon

    Also these are really handy for shipping in a suitcase


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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    go pick up a styrofoam wine shipper and pack your bottles in there on the way home

    can take up to 5L and nothing over 140 proof (no stagg!)

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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    I'll be leaving Louisville and going to NYC before heading home, so was thinking it would just be easier to ship that drag it around. Also was thinking maybe I'll find more than 5 or 6 bottles I want to bring home

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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by bjhowell View Post
    I'll be leaving Louisville and going to NYC before heading home, so was thinking it would just be easier to ship that drag it around. Also was thinking maybe I'll find more than 5 or 6 bottles I want to bring home
    Well if you're going to ship make sure it's legal in your state. Not all of them allow out of state liquor shipments. Though I'm not saying that's impossible to get around.

    Also, it's against the law to ship liquid via USPS so you can't use them regardless.

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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    If you are really only wanting to transport "a few bottles" just put them in the bag with your clothes. Clothes are good padding, just wrap the bottles in them with 3M painters tape to prevent any sticky residue, and use a larger suitcase than you need to have extra room on the return.

    The most important advice I have is to tighen down all screw cap bottles. I hade a bottle of Old Charter 10 leak because the cap was on but ever so slightly loose, and the air pressure difference at altitude pushed some out.

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    Re: Shipping bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    go pick up a styrofoam wine shipper and pack your bottles in there on the way home

    can take up to 5L and nothing over 140 proof (no stagg!)
    Am taking a trip to Cinti for a graduation and will drop by TPS.
    TSA rule is 5Litre per person, will that mean 6 750ml will be accepted or will a TSA agent axe a bottle without bothering to do the math?
    Mark
    "...that we here highly resolve that these empty bottles shall not have been drunk in vain..."

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    Shipping bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by mark fleetwood View Post
    Am taking a trip to Cinti for a graduation and will drop by TPS.
    TSA rule is 5Litre per person, will that mean 6 750ml will be accepted or will a TSA agent axe a bottle without bothering to do the math?
    I flew with 7 and was left alone. Others have flown with more. I assume that at the very least the TSA is well aware that most booze is in 750ml bottles.
    Jim

 

 

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