Shipping Rum from Jamaica to the USA

by Mike
(USA)

QUESTION:


Heading to Jamaica next week and would really like to ship a case or two of rum back home vs. lugging it on my travels.

First question, where can I buy rum by the case in Ocho Rios?

Secondly how or can I ship it back?

This is important as the quality of my summer and related drinking depend upon it:)

I would appreciate any help on making this happen.

Mike




ANSWER: March 27, 2011 by Wellesley

Hey Mike,

I am not greatly familiar with the Ocho Rios area, but I know that there are several wholesale outlets there, just ask for the nearest wholesale.

Now to you second question regarding the shipping back to the USA. I've consulted with the Shipping Association and found that the best way is perhaps bringing it back on your luggage.

There are not much more provisions for stuff like that to be exported. In fact, I understand that when the bottlers are exporting it they send it in bulk tanks and then bottle it in the USA; interesting.

I was told to advise you to simply load some in your checked luggage. Remember not to attempt to go through customs (via hand luggage or carry-on) with them though.

After passing through customs you can however buy more - at duty free rates- in the duty free shops at the airport. Those you can take with you on the plane.

And oh... if necessary, you can ask the retailer to wrap them in special paper for shipping. I understand they have some for that.

I hope this helps Mike!

P.S. Please stay close to our facebook fan page my friend. I'll be posting your question there and hope that some of my ardent Jamaican visitors will comment.

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