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  1. #1
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    Oh, the humanity!!!

    I just got a call from the Seelbach, who just got a call from UPS, my shipment home was "destroyed".

    On my trip to Louisville this weekend I went to Old Town Liquors and picked up 10 bottles for the collection. Knowing that Northwest Airlines would not like it very much if I packed 10 bottles of Bourbon in my luggage, I arranged to have them shipped to my home. I did take the three most expensive bottles (Old Pogue, 95 Birthday, and Hancocks Presidential) in my luggage, but I shipped the rest, and it is gone forever. Sazerac Rye, Four Roses Single Barrel, VOB, Old Fitz 1849, Old Heaven Hill BIB, ORVW 10/107, VSOFitzgerald, all gone. I almost took the Four roses in my carry on, but thought " what could happen", and packed it with the rest.

    A moment of silence please.

    Good Bye fair Bourbon.

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    Rob,

    I raise my glass to your fallen soldiers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

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    With Great Pain

    I began reading your post, almost not wanting to know what was lost. Once I read that much too long list I gave a moment of respectful silence...

    ...and then I poured a drink.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

  4. #4
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    Were they destroyed because it was being shipped illegally or did they break it on accident?

  5. #5
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    Well, I've got a Four Roses and a ORVW 10/107 that I'll pour, in memory, but I think that you'd prefer I pour a Pogue to drink with you, in their honor.

    Mike

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    Truly a sad day, an artists work destroyed without being enjoyed...what a waste...tonight, I drink to your loss my Bourbon drinking brother. Though I don't know you, I know your pain.
    Todd

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    Take comfort in the fact that they did not fall into the hands of the TSA as did some of Cliff's a couple of years ago. At least they fell with honor.
    Dane
    I don't drink to excess. But I'll drink to most anything else.

  8. #8
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    Thank you all, for your heartfelt sympathy. Apparantly I did not adequately protect the contents from the gorillas that handled the package. My next trip to Kentucky I plan on driving, and I can be the gorilla.

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    "Destroyed?" Yeah, sure! The workers figured out what was inside.

    The last time I went to KY I brought some sections of lightweight (but rigid) drainage hose I got at Home Depot. It is just the right diameter to slide bottles into and thus become armor. I was planning to pack bottles in my suitcases inside these tubes. Well, I ended up buying way too many bottles to put in the suitcase, so I packed most of the bottles tightly in a "case box" from the liquor store, and then placed that box inside a bigger box full of packing peanuts. Nice and safe. Took it on the plane, no problems.

    I say, It may be illegal to ship alcohol to your state, but it's OK to bring it back with you.

    Airline regs: You are allowed up to 5 liters! in your carry-on. No limit stated for your checked baggage. As long as it is <140 proof (ruling out certain 2005 vintages) they don't care.

    Mike

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    That is some of the worst news I've heard. BTW I would not be too surprised if the workers did get into this and help themselves.
    Tim

    I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...

 

 

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