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Unfortunately the way we ship alcohol to North America will change as of next week.
The Civil Aviation Authority is stopping the transport of high alcohol products in non-freight aeroplanes, as they are now classing these liquids as ‘dangerous goods’.
We are currently evaluating alternative solutions, but this is a complex issue and will take some time. As such Royal Mile Whiskies are to suspend shipping to North America as of the 8th January 2013 until further notice.
Obviously, we have enjoyed and greatly appreciated your custom in the past and we hope to be able to serve you again in the future. We know this is as disappointing for you as it is for us and we will do what we can to find a legal and cost effective method of shipping as quickly as we can. We should also point out that it is not just Royal Mile Whiskies that will be affected by these new regulations and all companies shipping alcohol over 24% alcohol using non-freight shippers will also be subject to the same regulations.
If you want to stock up before these new regulations take effect, there should be time for one last order at current costs before our courier stops collecting from us on 8th January. We would need to receive the order by 12 noon (GMT) on Monday 7th January. Please note that we will not be able to order ‘Out of Stock’ products from our suppliers in time to complete web orders before the deadline, so suggest that you order products that show ‘Good Availability’. If there is an item out of stock we will get in touch very quickly to let you know.
i have not heard anything from/about other retailers in the u.k. and have no idea if this applies to the e.u. as well. does anyone know more? do i need to take out a loan to get a year's worth of purchases in before the new regulations kick in next week?