OK, everyone thinks I'm crazy anyway, so I'll tell ya what I did.
Saturday morning it was raining, and called for rain all day. So my yard work plans were cancelled. Knowing that Wild Turkey sends it's best bottles out of the USA, I figured it was a good day to cross the bridge into Canada, it is about 60 miles to Detroit, and then a few miles to the Ambassador Bridge.
I get across to the Canadian side and they ask why I am coming in.
I say I am just going into Windsor to the casinos. "OK, go." was the reply.
First stop was a Government owned wine and spirits shop. Beer is sold at a seperate gov store. They had a grand total of two bourbons, Woodford Reserve and Jim Beam. Of course Jack Daniels was there. Tons and tons of Canadian whiskey, (imagine that).
No Turkey, I was hoping to get a 12 year old.
So on the way back, I stop at the Duty Free shop, remembering that Wild Turkey Freedom was sold only there. No WT Freedom, but they had Rare Breed, to go along with the Woodford and Beam.
Ok wasted day. At the stop to get back into the USA the guy asks what I was doing in Canada. I told him shopping, but did not buy anything. He repeated back to me what I said and I could tell this could be trouble.
So I told him the export boubon story and his face lit up and he started asking me about boubon, whats good and not, he said he liked Fighting Cock, and I was not going to argue, and to humor him I told him that the 103 proof was 2 better than Wild Turkey, and he let me pass,... (finally).
So I am almost home and something crossed my mind.
Shouldn't I have stopped at the Duty Free shop on the Detroit side?Bought the bottle, if they had it. Went into Canada, you have to when you shop there, and then came back into the USA?
Wouldn't the exports be in that shop?