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Old 19-08-2010, 22:44   #46
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Sailing from Fl to Grenada, The only place we have actually been boarded was the D.R. and we had our small gift bottles ready. No Worries.
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Old 29-04-2012, 19:54   #47
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Re: How Much Alcohol Can I Stock Aboard ?

Make your own.

I have a 25 litre stainless steel tea urn (still)


Clear alcohol is stored in 25 litre plastic water drum's


Add flavouring to bottles as required
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Old 29-04-2012, 21:13   #49
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Make your own.

I have a 25 litre stainless steel tea urn (still)


Clear alcohol is stored in 25 litre plastic water drum's


Add flavouring to bottles as required
Hurts my liver just looking at 25 liters
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Old 29-04-2012, 21:27   #50
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We repackage our hard liquor into plastic bottles, so it is less likely to break, and cannot be consfiscated and resold by customs. I have always declared 1 liter of spirits, except for Sri Lanka and Fiji, where I new they would confiscate half of my stock. If I was busted, I would pour it all down the drain as they watched.

For that, you should have a y valve in the drain...
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Make your own.

I have a 25 litre stainless steel tea urn (still)


Clear alcohol is stored in 25 litre plastic water drum's


Add flavouring to bottles as required
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I like the stainless urn, it can be used to ferment a wide variety of potent potables.
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I was thinking of, perhaps, installing a "rum tank" like a a 10 gallon tank near the gally with a nice pump dispenser

Awesome idea. I'm going to start pricing large oak barrels right now.
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Hold on, I don't get it.
Is the point to keep you from drinking while you're in their country (with just a couple exceptions, I can't see why most would care)? Or do they just want to make sure you patronize the neighborhood bar/liquor store?

It's all about money, and collecting duty, and protecting the local producers, and taxing importers.

As a "vice" alcohol is a big target for regulators, In one country the same bottle made at the same time, at the same plant may cost $225 vs $5 in a nother country, because of duties, taxes, and cost to import.

In the US domestic alcohol, (yes we do have a few), is usually much cheaper than premium Canadian, (imported and taxed).

Everyone is allowed to bring in a small amount 1 liter, (DUTY free), the rest needs to be declared and taxed.

Because of the high duty levied to alcohol, it was historically smuggled long before drugs.

In most countries, (those that have not made alcohol completly illegal, IE middle east, India), customs mainly target people that bring in extra to resell.

In some third world countries, customs target people that have alcohol that is hard to get, because they are thirsty.
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Anyone with experience declaring 'ships stores' entering Canada?
Seems they are quite strict on collecting taxes on booze.
So is the US. , ...but once I went to Dublin, and came back with 9 cases of Guiness fresh off the tap. As I went through customs, (I flew), I left that line blank, ___Cases of Guiness, (beer), and was diverted through the "bad" line.

The agent looked at me and said, OK what do you got. I opened the rather large box full of cases of guiness I had on a wheeled cart, and told him the number. He gave me a hard look, I returned with a sheepish grin, and he asked, "who am I planning to sell it to". I returned No way!, this is all mine, "I love my Guiness", he shook his head, looked around a bit, then marked 1 case, and waved me through.

SO in short it's all about money, but customs are people too, and will sometimes bend the rules, and long as they are VERY sure you aren't going to undercut the local market.
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[QUOTE=GordMay;187254]For example, beer coolers are considered to be beer, wine coolers are considered to be wine. QUOTE]


"BEER COOLERS"........REALLY?? THAT'S ALCOHOL ABUSE!!!
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