But we're not even talking about alcohol! I'm quite sure there is no problem ordering general merchandise, including clothing, from the UK for shipping to Canada (or the US, for that matter). It's a Commonwealth country, for crying out loud. This whole thing smells really funny. I think an inquiry to Her Majesty's Customs Service in Canada is in order (that's Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in case anyone's forgotten)--"This is what happened, this what they told me, is this standard policy?" Something here just ain't right. I'm guessing that it's a peeved overreaction by the distillery to an odd and isolated incident. Perhaps an overzealous customs agent has been regarding any package originating at a distillery as suspect, and holding up, destroying, or "overinspecting" same, and after a couple of incidents, the distillery has become fed up and stopped shipping. But I would think that a few well-placed letters might help to iron things out.