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Can you bring 80% proof absinthe into UK from Teneriffe? DD has just called to ask.

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RustyBear Thu 10-Jul-08 22:24:19

She's on holiday in Teneriffe & wants to buy a bottle as a present for her boyfriend, but she's worried it may be illegal at that strength - does anyone know?

RustyBear Thu 10-Jul-08 22:42:39

Bumping - DD suggested putting it on here 'cos Mumsnet knows everything....'

PortBlacksandResident Thu 10-Jul-08 22:49:14

It was about 15 yrs ago when we tried from Prague (students). Can make you go blind apparently.

RustyBear Thu 10-Jul-08 22:52:28

Did they let you bring it in?

Of course 15 years ago Prague wasn't EU & Teneriffe is.

I have to say I am strongly advising DD against it.....

PortBlacksandResident Thu 10-Jul-08 22:55:58

No - they stopped the guy at customs and took it away - he did declare it though. Didn't charge him or anything. He was going to plead ignorance but his conscience got the better of him at the last moment LOL.

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