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Plantes Vertes

Potable Secret Santa

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Mine has not arrived, nor does my gift appear to have reached its intended. I fear it's lost in the mail... time to make a phone call.


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Supposedly the US Postal Service won't handle booze. I discovered this recently.

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Mine has not arrived, nor does my gift appear to have reached its intended. I fear it's lost in the mail... time to make a phone call.

If your package still hasn't reached its destination, and you were unaware of the regulations prohibiting sending alcohol through the USPS and did so, you may want to think twice before investigating this.


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A guy asked me if I wanted a frozen banana daiquiri now and I said no, but I want a regular banana daiquiri later, so, yeah.

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”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937

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Oh. The good old glass art work. Boring, plausible and more specific than just 'glass container' or 'fragile non-suspicious item--nothing to see here!'

And I assume the packaging didn't scream WINE MAILING BOX!. Shame to see most of the packages go astray. I hear tell FedEx--not that I've ever ponied up for them--are good for this sort of thing. I think, Stateside, they can ship booze legally. Could be wrong, tho'. I mean, you guys have funny laws about moving things between states, right?


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I imagine things get trickier, and more expensive, with transatlantic booze shipping, unfortunately for Ms. Vertes.


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I imagine things get trickier, and more expensive, with transatlantic booze shipping, unfortunately for Ms. Vertes.

Vertes got hers, thanks to her Santa ordering from a British site!

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I braved a trip to the post office and was rewarded with my no-longer-secret Santa's gift—a lovely and functional meditation fountain. Not potable, per se, or boozy, but a thoughtful present that will be of much use in my continuing quest for enlightenment.

Unrelatedly, I've found my new favorite Daiquiri rum.

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You're too kind—did everyone know of my love for meditation aids?


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You're too kind—did everyone know of my love for meditation aids?

I notice you mentioned that you hadn't had it before - and I see many, many bottles every time I go into the LCBO - so it seemed like a good match! If it remains your favourite meditation aid - we may need to mail some next time I cross the border.

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I seriously considered joining the potable SS -

I considered it too but I don't have access where I live to anything anybody can't get cheaper and easier themselves. Well, I can get Havana Club but just the anejo blanco, reserva and 7 year. So, for the most part, I'd be the only one that would benefit from my participation and that seemed a bit unfair.


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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OMG- look at what Santa/Fedex delivered a few minutes ago: Perry's Tot navy strength gin from NY Distilling Company. Not something I've ever seen here in California. I would try it right away if I hadn't had a couple of drinks with my lunch already (the weekend started early).

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It smells wonderful, and the little cocktail books seem like a lot of fun.

Thanks a lot Rafa!

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Glad you're happy with it, and sorry it took so long and so many attempts to reach you!


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Lost down some postal worker's gullet, probably. I suppose I can find it in my heart to forgive their attempt to Grinch your Christmas.


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