Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On acquiring a simple bottle of rum!

"Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems." - Homer Simpson

I've discovered how difficult it is to get a bottle of rum here.  Must be why the bootleggers make such great business.

First, you have to get a permit for each bottle you want to order, every time you order alcohol. The permit office is only open 9-noon and 1:30 to 4:00, so unless you're unemployed,or your boss is ok with you taking time off work to go buy booze (not likely) you're out of luck. You have to arrange for shipping yourself, and they don't tell you where to call to order it in the first place. Apparently, that information is classifed. It's a freaking secret society.

I can understand why they make it so difficult, to discourage people from drinking in the first place. However, I really think there should be a place you can go to purchase a permit that is like a licence (good for a year) order your booze, and arrange to have it shipped all at the same time.  


  1. Sorry to hear the booze issue up there.... I know the feeling. If you need some help just let me know, I know people in Iqaluit who would know whats up in the booze ordering dept. I always bring a suitcase full (divided up between 2 bags of course) when I come back from the south. If possible I try and get people travelling back to bring in a bottle or two as well...

  2. Thank you Brad,if I don't get this figured out by the end of the week, I will take you up on your offer. The people that I know have all stocked up when they go for a trip down South. I won't be going anytime soon, but next time I do, I will be sure to bring as much as I can carry!