That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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I had 6 bottles flying home with me after my trip last year and my checked bag went missing for a week and a half because it was "flagged" by TSA. I eventually got everything back (including 3 bottles of 17 year Four Roses), but it's made me wary of trying it again...or asking others to mule for me.
Wow, I guess I was lucky. I had no idea about the TSA 5 liter maximum. I flew home with 13 750ml bottles in one box last month. Oops.
Fyi, wine shippers are mostly worthless when whisky bottles come in all shapes and sizes. Rotund VOB doesn't fit, squared Larceny doesn't fit, wide JPS17/18 doesn't fit... Skip the styrofoam and use a box or suitcase with clothes or bubble wrap.
Last edited by DBM; 05-31-2013 at 01:07.
Southwest still allows 2 checked bags free
Bubble wrap and wrapping in cloths work fine. Wine sleeves for narrow bottles works well too. 4 17 yr old FRSB went home in wine sleeves
I came home from Scotland with 9 bottles packed in a double-box with peanuts in between the two boxes and had no issues - but it was a direct London to Boston flight. I declared it all at customs and was waived through with no extra duty to pay - ymmv.
The real answer to your question is that KY law prohibits the shipment of spirits in or out of the state. Period
That said, my "favorite Whiskey mule" lives in KY and lets just say not all formalities are always observed.
"You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."