After reading Dave's engaging story about the transport of his bourbon across state lines to Arizona, I thought many of you would find it useful to know of this amazing product -- PARAFILM M.
It's a thermoplastic, self-sealing film that stretches and fills all nooks and crannies for excellent barrier protection to the contents of vials, tubes, flasks, and . . . yes, bourbon bottles, flasks, and decanters!!!
It's been used in the industrial, scientific, and medical communities for years, but, because this waxy self-sealing film stretches nearly 200% at 70 degrees F., it is perfect for sealing corked bourbons for transport. Even if the cork breaches, you won't lose any bourbon. I learned about it from an eBay seller who worked in a hospital laboratory and was selling off the family spirits collection.
PARAFILM M is the one and only product that absolutely assures no loss of bourbon from the mouth of a bottle or decanter during transport.
A few of you Gazebo veterans may find this picture of PARAFILM M in use rather amusing!