How To Pack And Ship A Bottle Of Whiskey

How to ship a bottle of whiskey by mail or courier

Eurosender offers international shipping solutions for both business owners and individuals, who are looking for a safe and easy way to ship whiskey internationally. We prepared a detailed guide on how to pack and ship a bottle of whiskey with a courier so you don’t have to worry about anything. Check the regulations on sending bottles of whiskey abroad and within Europe at the lowest quotes.

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Shipping services for whiskey sellers

Let Eurosender take care of all your logistics for you. Business owners get fast and reliable shipping services for sending whiskey internationally with Eurosender. Whether you need to send a package or a pallet to your customers or business partners, use our platform and expand your business globally. Create your own digital department on our platform and manage all your logistics processes from your personalised dashboard.


Logistics solutions to ship whiskey internationally

When sending bottles of whiskey within Europe or abroad, you can choose between different shipping options to match your needs:

Standard shipping

The most cost-effective way to ship packages internationally or domestically
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Pallet delivery

An advantageous solution for shipping bigger loads to the customers
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Individual offer

Ideal option for those with unusual or special requirements in their shipments
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Van delivery

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*Please have in mind that some courier companies include whiskey in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.

How to pack whiskey


How to pack bottles of whiskey for shipping on a pallet

For businesses shipping whiskey using the pallet delivery service, we suggest following the packaging steps below:

  1. Place some liner paper on the pallet and place the boxes containing the whiskey bottles on it.
  2. Add liner paper between each layer you stack, to decrease friction and spread the weight evenly.
  3. Fix the shipment to the pallet with straps and secure it with stretch foil or bubble wrap.


Tips for packing whiskey for shipping by individuals

Shipping a bottle of whiskey between individuals may seem a little tricky. However, properly packaging the whiskey bottles when sending them among other belongings in a package, assures safe transportation.

  1. Wrap the bottles with bubble wrap. You can also place each bottle in a leak-proof plastic bag to protect your package in case of a leak.
  2. Put the bottles of whiskey into a carton box. Fill the empty space left in the box with cushioning materials.
  3. Close and seal the shipping box. You can also add a sign “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on the top of your package.

Regulations on shipping whiskey in Europe and overseas


Regulations for businesses shipping whiskey in Europe and abroad

As a rule, freight shipments of alcoholic beverages such as whiskey are perfectly legal for licensed companies and covered by the CMR insurance. To ship whiskey internationally, companies should agree on terms with authorised carriers only.


Regulations for individuals shipping whiskey in Europe and abroad

Receiving alcoholic drinks, including whiskey, by mail or courier from online stores is perfectly legal. However, when it comes to individuals wanting to ship whiskey internationally, most courier companies include alcoholic drinks on the list of restricted items to ship. Still, many people decide to send a bottle of whiskey as gifts or souvenirs on a daily basis. We highly recommend packing the bottles of whiskey properly to ensure maximum safety during transit, as insurance is not valid for this case and any damage caused by the shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper.


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Businesses and Individuals ship whiskey on a daily basis for different reasons, which may include:


Ship aged whiskey as a gift: A bottle of good whiskey is a great gift to your friend or family, whether it is a birthday, wedding anniversary or any other celebration. Also, you can surprise your business partner with such an amazing present.


Having a special whiskey delivered from abroad: Many kinds of whiskey are made throughout all corners of the world. Send a bottle of whiskey of your favourite brand which is not sold in your local shop. Ship your whiskey right to your front door with Eurosender.


Making an investment: Nowadays people invest in whiskey as they do in real estate, art or the stock market. As the value of a good bottle of whiskey increases over time, you will not only get back the money you spent on shipping, but you will also make a profit when you decide to sell your whiskey.


Cooking special dishes: If the recipe requires the particular whiskey from abroad, let Eurosender deliver it to your door.


FAQ on shipping whiskey internationally

Do all couriers allow shipping whiskey?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship whiskey internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that include whiskey within the content. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping whiskey in Europe and internationally. 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 whiskey internationally, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.