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    Default Carry on Booze

    Hello All,

    Since we have a non-stop flight was wondering how many bootles of booze we can carry on. I love the rum cream. My father-in-law appreciates the Appleton.

    I appreciate any help!!
    238 more days til CN!!!!!!!!!!!

    One Love,

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    You can find some of Appleton's products in your larger liquor stores here in the USA. Most will carry Appleton's V/X and EXTRA you will not find the Appleton RESERVE. Rum cream can be carried back in larger quantities due to the low alcohol content. We brought back a box of 4 Appleton's Reserve and 4 Rum Cream with no problems.

    U.S. Customs allows every traveler over age 21 who has been out of the country for at least 48 hours to bring back up to $400 worth of purchases duty-free. That can include one-liter bottle of alcohol. It was and still is permissible to pack up to five liters of alcohol into luggage that will be checked into the hold of the plane, but duty charges will be assessed on the additional amounts. No liquor stronger than 140 proof (70 percent alcohol) can be brought back, which leaves out potions such as strong Jamaican rum.

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    I've brought back up to 4 bottles of liquor - scotch, rum, tequila and gin and customs let me walk straight through. I fly direct also.

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    In all my years of going in/out of the USA the key is to fill out the customs form with what you have. If you have 14 bottles of stuff, write it down, just do not write how big the bottles are. They have never asked any questions about booze. I am always over the limit.
    Irie Mon

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    Having just come back from CSA, I think the rule was 2 liters per person duty free. Buy it at the Montego Bay airport. Much cheaper than other places.
    CN-July 2006
    CSA-July 2009
    CSA-July 2011

    Eat, Drink, and be Merry for tomorrow you may die.

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    You can get the Appleton 12 yr reserve here in the States now.

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    You can bring 2 litres per person as long as one was produced in a Carribean Basin or Andean Country.....

    The text below is copied directly from this pdf file:[/URL]

    $800 Exemption
    If you are arriving from anywhere other than a U.S.
    insular possession (U.S. Virgin Islands, American
    Samoa, or Guam) you may bring back $800 worth of
    items duty free, as long as you bring them with you.
    This is called accompanied baggage.
    For Caribbean Basin or Andean countries, your exemption
    is also $800. These countries include:
    Netherlands Antilles
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Antigua and Barbuda
    British Virgin Island
    Costa Rica
    Dominican Republic
    El Salvador

    You may include two liters of alcoholic beverages with
    this $800 exemption, as long as one of the liters was
    produced in one of the countries listed above (see section
    on Sending Purchases from Insular Possessions
    and Caribbean Basin or Andean Countries).
    Depending on what items you’re bringing back from
    your trip, you could come home with more than $800
    worth of gifts or purchases and still not be charged
    duty. For instance, say you received a $700 bracelet as
    a gift, and you bought a $40 hat and a $60 color print.
    Because these items total $800, you would not be
    charged duty, since you have not exceeded your dutyfree
    exemption. If you had also bought a $500 painting
    on that trip, you could bring all $1,300 worth of merchandise
    home without having to pay duty, because
    fine art is duty-free.

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    Good to know about the art. We like to buy a piece of art from each place we go, although we don't usually spend THAT much.

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    Thanks for all the info!!! Thats why I love ths site!!!

    One Love,

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    To expand a little on what said RDYJMJM:

    Rum Cream falls under the same rules as wine does due to it having less than 20% alcohol. Rum Cream is 17%, or 34 Proof.

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    Rum cream is really nit considered alcohol. Just no Cuban cigars.

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