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      07-17-2019, 08:34 AM   #3103
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Not sure how many have tried 1942, but if you like whiskey and luv tequila, its worth a try as its smooth, but different.
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Last night I was sipping a bit of the old Hornitos Anejo Black Barrel. Not bad for a daily.
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Been sipping on 42 for about 15 years now. No one really touched it till meek rapped about it. Other than that some gold label, Oban old bay or macallan always hits the spot.
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Indeed! After 10 days in London, where I had some pretty fair quaffs, I'm glad to be back to my P12.
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A tad off topic, but I figure folks here would know. How does Duty Free work coming into the U.S.? As we went through Heathrow this morning, I noticed some pretty sweet prices on some whiskeys. How does that work? You buy the booze and then carry it on the plane? Do you have to declare it at US Customs?
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A tad off topic, but I figure folks here would know. How does Duty Free work coming into the U.S.? As we went through Heathrow this morning, I noticed some pretty sweet prices on some whiskeys. How does that work? You buy the booze and then carry it on the plane? Do you have to declare it at US Customs?
I just want to thank you for posting this as I'm heading to Italy at the end of August with layovers in Heathrow. I'll be sure to check the deals!

And to try and answer your question, when you buy liquor at Duty Free they will place it into a sealed plastic bag that you take on the plane with you. Some airlines require that it's given to the crew to pass out to you as you board.
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Been sipping on 42 for about 15 years now. No one really touched it till meek rapped about it. Other than that some gold label, Oban old bay or macallan always hits the spot.
Curious, did the price increase after it was mentioned in a rap song? Thatís quite the stash, especially at $90-$100 per bottle.
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A tad off topic, but I figure folks here would know. How does Duty Free work coming into the U.S.? As we went through Heathrow this morning, I noticed some pretty sweet prices on some whiskeys. How does that work? You buy the booze and then carry it on the plane? Do you have to declare it at US Customs?
Different airports do it differently. Some would give you the bottle in a sealed bag at the gate before you board. Some would just give that to you at cashier also in a sealed bag.

Some airports carry unique liquor that could be hard to find elsewhere. Value-wise, most of times are not cheaper.

I was flying back home last week and the DFS in HKG carries the new Hennessy XXO. Sales lady said it was just released few weeks ago and HKG is one of the very few place at the moment you can buy it and also lowest price.

Did not believe it and it was selling for around USD 550. Came home doing more researches and regretting not getting the bottle.
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Do you have to declare the booze? I don't recall seeing booze as an item to be declared, but I may have missed it.
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Anyone ever try this? I'm in the mood for rum on ice tonight and this is the best the local store carries. Just in case, I also grabbed a P12, of course.
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Okay, the Bumbu is pretty good. Very smooth and sweet like butterscotch. Definitely good over ice on a hot summer night like tonight. TXSTYLE, I think you'd like it.
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      07-20-2019, 09:02 AM   #3116
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Anyone ever try this? I'm in the mood for rum on ice tonight and this is the best the local store carries. Just in case, I also grabbed a P12, of course.
This is nice when you can get it, probably about $30 USD, easy drinking neat, also love me some Kirk and Sweeny 23 but tough to get so I use it sparingly.
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I've tried the Kirk and Sweeney 23, and you're right, it's very good. Never seen the Pyrat. I'll keep an eye out for it. We're heading to Champaign tomorrow, so I'll grab some Plantation 20 for sure and look for the Pyrat. Rum on ice is my summer favorite.
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A tad off topic, but I figure folks here would know. How does Duty Free work coming into the U.S.? As we went through Heathrow this morning, I noticed some pretty sweet prices on some whiskeys. How does that work? You buy the booze and then carry it on the plane? Do you have to declare it at US Customs?
Yes, buy in Heathrow, seller seals it in a bag, and carry on plane.

I believe you are allowed 2liters duty-free into US. (That's my standard each trip through LHR).

One important note: if you have another flight after entering US, then you MUST put the bottles into your checked luggage for next flight. Even if in sealed bag, TSA won't let you pass with your liquor.
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Yes, buy in Heathrow, seller seals it in a bag, and carry on plane.

I believe you are allowed 2liters duty-free into US. (That's my standard each trip through LHR).

One important note: if you have another flight after entering US, then you MUST put the bottles into your checked luggage for next flight. Even if in sealed bag, TSA won't let you pass with your liquor.
Thanks. Good to know.
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Been sipping on 42 for about 15 years now. No one really touched it till meek rapped about it. Other than that some gold label, Oban old bay or macallan always hits the spot.
Curious, did the price increase after it was mentioned in a rap song? That's quite the stash, especially at $90-$100 per bottle.
It's gone up about $10 bucks over that span of time. I wouldn't say it has anything to do with meek. Surprised they haven't tried to capitalize more on that but glad to see it stay steady after all those years. I've been in the liquor business for 20 years things like Hennessy and remy go up every year. It's a joke and to the point where I really don't care to favor one brand over another anymore. At the end of the day they all sell.
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Pyrat is definitely not what I would consider sipping rum. Has too much bite. Makes a great mixer though.
I've heard about the K&W. I'll try it.
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Do you have to declare the booze? I don't recall seeing booze as an item to be declared, but I may have missed it.
You can buy 2 bottles per passenger thru LHR and do not have to decalre anything
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Pyrat is definitely not what I would consider sipping rum. Has too much bite. Makes a great mixer though.
I've heard about the K&W. I'll try it.
Look for the Bumbu as well. Very drinkable.
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