Safe shipping of Gin
Gin, the traditionally Juniper berry based alcoholic drink, has always been popular around the world. Nowadays there are many more flavours available, making it an appetizing drink for many. With that, the demand for the safe shipping of Gin has increased. In this Eurosender article, you can find all details on how to ship Gin to a friend and about the options for cheap Gin delivery. If you have plans to ship any other alcohol, take a look at these pages:
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How to ship Gin to a friend with Eurosender
To answer the question: How to ship Gin to a friend, check the following tips:
- It is crucial to determine the exact dimensions of your package. This is important because the price of the shipment will depend on this. Use our Free dimensions tracker to find out the exact measurements when you are shipping Gin abroad.
- It is obligatory that someone is present at the delivery address on the date of delivery. When you are planning to go somewhere else, make sure that someone else is able to receive your package or that you place the order 2 days before you leave the delivery address when shipping a bottle of Gin.
- When shipping from Spain, Poland or Sweden it is mandatory to print and paste the label to the package by yourself when you make a Gin delivery with a courier.
If you have any questions regarding the booking process or your shipment, feel free to contact our attentive customer support team.
How to pack and ship Gin
Even though there are courier services that do not recommend shipping alcohol, it is very well possible when you know how to pack and ship Gin the right way. With the right packaging and protection, there is no need to worry about damage when shipping a bottle of Gin. In our manual below, you can find all the materials and instructions you need for the safe shipping of Gin.
The following packaging materials provide safe shipping of Gin:
- Three cardboard boxes in various sizes. It is up to you whether you use new or second-hand boxes. The most important thing here is that the boxes are strong and firm. So Always check the boxes for holes, imperfections etc. before you start packing.
- Extra Cardboard or a towel. When you send more than one bottle, you can use a towel or cardboard to protect the bottles from each other.
- Wrapping and Cushioning materials to wrap and protect the bottle of Gin. Most people use Bubble wrap, but you could also use something like towels or cardboard. The Cushioning materials (packing peanuts, shredded paper, straw etc.) are used to fill up the boxes and make sure that the bottles stay in place when shipping Gin abroad.
- Plastic Ziplock bagsThese protect your bottles of Gin against leakage in the event that one of them breaks.
- Adhesive tape: With the tape you can close and seal the boxes which is obligatory for a Gin delivery with courier.
- Scissors or a Stanley knife to cut and adjust the size of the materials.
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How to package a bottle of Gin for shipping
With the instructions below you will know exactly how to package a bottle of Gin for shipping.
- Put the bottle in a Ziploc bag, then wrap it in bubble wrap. Make sure that you use the tape to seal the bubble wrap when you have used enough of it. When using a different material than bubble wrap (for example cardboard or towels), it is advisable to use a bit more than if you would with bubble wrap.
- Fill the first (smallest) box. Cover the bottom of the chosen box with packing peanuts or any other cushioning material. After that, you take the bottles (wrapped in bubble wrap) and place them in the box. Fill the box up with more cushioning material and close it with tape. (When you have more than 1 bottle, make sure that you separate them with a towel or cardboard)
- Take the second box. Repeat the previous steps: Fill the bottom with cushioning material, place the smaller box inside and fill up the sides and top with more cushioning material. Then finish it with tape.
- Add extra protection to the second box. There are 2 ways to do this.
- Wrap the box in bubble wrap, just as you did with the bottles of Gin.
- Or you can attach slabs of bubble wrap, to all sides of the box with tape or glue.
- Take the third box. Repeat step 2&3. So, you fill up the bottom with cushioning material, place the box inside and add more cushioning material to keep the box in place.
- Seal and check the box. Use the tape to close and seal the box. At this point, you should also shake the box a bit to check whether everything stays in place and if you don’t hear any sounds.
- Label the box. When you live in Spain, Poland and Sweden remember to print the label and place it on top of the box.
You can also add warnings like “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on the top of your Gin packaging. Even though this might increase the chances that the package will be handled with care, bear in mind that the courier is not obliged to take this warning into consideration when handling your shipment.
Top 5 interesting facts about Gin
Although Gin has been around for a long time, there are still lots of things that people don’t know about Gin. Take a look at the 4 most interesting facts about Gin.
- Most people think that Gin originates from England. However, Gin originates from the Netherlands. It was brought back home by the English after a war with the Dutch in the 17th Only 150 years later, the London style Gin as we know it today, was created.
- Gin is only for the English. Most people think this is true but in fact, the most Gin is consumed in the Philippines, where they consume about 43% of the world Gin production.
- With Gin often being connected to England, many also think that all Gin cocktails were invented there. However, the most famous Gin cocktail, the Gin and tonic, was not invented in Britain but in India during the 19th The British were the first ones who were able to provide the safe shipping of Gin to Europe.
- “Shaken, not stirred.” These famous words of James Bond have made the Martini the most popular cocktail on the planet. Besides dry vermouth, Gin is one of the main ingredients.
Why people send Gin
Gin has been a popular alcoholic beverage for ages and will continue to be so. That is why, we at Eurosender, often get the question: How to ship a bottle of Gin to a friend? The reasons for this question may vary but take a look at the reasons we frequently heard from our customers.
- Gin as a present: Alcohol is a welcome present for many. As Gin is a popular drink around the globe, many would like to send Gin as a present for a birthday, an anniversary or any other celebration. In this case, you need to know how to package a bottle of Gin for shipping and Eurosender is there to help with shipping Gin abroad.
- Health benefits: Most Gins are made with Juniper berries and that is the reason that Gin has multiple health benefits. Please note that these health benefits only apply when drinking Gin in moderation.
- Collectors: Just like people collect wine and whiskey, there are also people who collect Gin from all parts of the world. Now Eurosender can assist you when shipping a bottle of Gin so that you can increase your collection.
- Souvenirs: You might go on holiday and buy lots of souvenirs, such as Gin for example. But nowadays many airline companies don’t allow anything else than hand In that case, you send your Gin and other souvenirs back home with Eurosender by using a Gin delivery with a courier. Read here about the rules on excess baggage from different airline companies.
If we have not answered all of your questions regarding the shipping, do not hesitate to contact us. Give us a call or write an e-mail and we’ll get back to you with all the information you need for easy and pleasant shipping.
Shipping alcohol in Europe
In the shipping, world liquids are considered as dangerous goods, which means that if such packages are not handled with care, they can cause harm in transit. When it comes to alcohol shipping in Europe, most courier companies do not allow the transport of alcoholic beverages. However, there are still some companies that allow shipping alcohol under specific circumstances.
Pay attention that there is a big difference between travelling with alcohol in Europe and shipping alcohol in Europe via a courier company.
There are two factors that shippers should take into consideration when deciding whether they can ship alcohol or not:
- The restrictions and prohibitions of each courier company.
- The import restrictions and prohibitions of the country they send alcohol too.
At the same time, each European country has its own rules and regulations regarding alcohol shipping. Each country’s import regulations are set by the local government and they are binding by law. We would, therefore, recommend you to search for the rules that apply in the pick-up and delivery countries of your shipment. To give an example, in general, any kind of alcohol cannot be shipped to Great Britain and Ireland.
At this point, we should clarify that, although alcohol shipping is not recommended, many people ship bottles of wine, champagne, whiskey and other alcoholic beverages on a daily basis. Being informed about each country’s import rules and learn how to pack parcels containing liquids is essential before sending alcohol in Europe.
Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping gin. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship gin, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.