I’ve been searching for a bottle of Talisker 18 for 6 years with no luck. Canada is one of the very few countries in the world that international sites won’t ship to.

3 weeks ago I was over the moon when I learned that The Whisky Barrel had just received a case, and lo and behold, they actually ship to Canada.


Since then I’ve done what I thought was some sound math in calculating the cost. $88.20US to CDN is $109.05, plus $51.45 for shipping, plus federal and provincial tax on the product of $13.08. A total of $173.58. If memory serves, that was roughly the cost when it was available here back in 2009. Sounds pretty good to me.

This morning I found this alcohol import estimator.

$387.21 plus $51.45 shipping. $438.66. You must be joking. I think I need a drink...