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Restricted items - Alcoholic beverages sent via Royal Mail

If you send wine, beer, spirits or champagne via Royal Mail 

Sending Alcohol via Royal Mail

What can and cannot be contained within an item

Wine and Champagne: 

Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content less than 24% ABV (e.g. wine and champagne)

  • Volume per item should not exceed 1 litre per container, wrap in polythene and seal with tape. Surround with absorbent material such as newspaper and sufficient cushioning material to protect each item from breakage.
  • Mark as "FRAGILE" when sending glass bottles. The sender’s name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging

Whisky, Vodka, Gin:

Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content between 24% ABV – 70% ABV (e.g. whisky, vodka, gin)

  • Volume per item should not exceed 1 litre per item. No more than two items to be sent in any one parcel. The items must be securely closed and placed in a leak-proof liner, such as a sealed polythene bag. Surround with absorbent material and sufficient cushioning material to protect each item from breakage.
  • Mark as ‘FRAGILE’ when sending glass bottles. The sender’s name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.

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