mithril wrote:While it's also illegal to ship into the US, US customs seems to be much less efficient (probably not as bothered about it) at intercepting the shipments. If you're close enough to the border you could try using a PO Box receiving service then drive across and pick it up.
I'm no expert, but isn't it different from state to state? I believe that you can post to many states, but there may be a duty imposed.
tylergallant7 wrote:Seems cause of liquor laws no place will send bottles ordered online to Canada. Besides getting a local store to order bottles in is there any other way or place to order from besides ebay. I have bought all my older bottles from ebay but its not always the most reliable place.
You can't legally order online for delivery into Canada. Depending on your Province you may be able to place an order for any product you want through an agent. We have a huge selection of single malts that you can order legally by contacting us directly. Take a look at our website http://www.singlemalt.ca
Willie JJ wrote:mithril wrote:I know that at one point I tried to place an order with Royal Mile Whiskies and they told me there was no point in shipping to a Canadian address as 95%+ of their shipments were turned away at the border, however if I could give them a US address they would ship as they had very good success at getting them through.
I guess the Mounties always get their dram.
remember that film Dudley Dhu Right?
I recently went through this process to pick some bottles across the border in the US (Jan these were bottles you have available - I swear )
You are allowed duty free 1.14 litres of spirits (not even two 750 bottles )
Now the real bad news. You are allowed up to 45 litres of spirits without an importation license.
The duties are as follow:
47% duty on final sale price.
Yes that's right $4.70 cdn on $10.00 cd
Provincial taxes applicable above that. In Ontario, it is 5% GST, and 12% PST (yes 12% its special for alcohol, thus not 8% applicable to goods) for a total of 17%
If you get caught importing via mail - you will see the shipment and every package there after is flagged for inspection (ask my buddy Sandy!!)
If you get caught not declaring at the border. They have the authority to impound your vehicle, or by air travel, customs can detain and charge you.
I love this country Good luck
Our Whisky Club takes full advantage of those amongst us who travel - sometimes simply to a nearby province (Alberta is our Mecca) - sometimes further afield; while others have claimed sporadic success with shipping - often, say to a friend in the UK who can then hold 'til travel aligns - or send "personally" vs. "commercially" as say "perfume" at Christmas time...
There have even been a few resourceful folk with the time and energy to swap samples amongst themselves in mini-bottles - broadening their horizons and experiences while not risking entire bottles in the process (that would only be wasted on the Customs Agents zealous enough to "confiscate" them for further testing at the next Customs Christmas Party).
... "give a person an exam and you get a measure of their skill at writing exams... give a person a challenge and you get a measure of their true knowledge and creativity!!!" DM
Are there certain states where its more difficult to send too?
Is there anything you could do to increase your chances of success (e.g. use a specific courier, label the parcel)?
If anyone has any experience of this I would love to hear how you did it - please PM me
(p.s. a small chance I maybe heading to toronto this summer does anyone want anything )
My favourite sites for purchasing online are:
http://www.hitimewine.net (although they have stopped shipping hard liquor out of California, making them much less useful, but some of their prices are excellent)
And, as WestVanDave mentioned, Alberta is Mecca!
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