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Order Delivery Information – Christmas and New Year 2019/2020

From early December, due to increased volume of parcels in delivery by the post and courier companies, we advise to account for potential delays and order early to ensure you receive your items in time for Christmas. Please refer to the table below to find out what are the latest dates you can place your orders, depending on the destination country:

Shipping Destination Order Before
Republic of Ireland December 18th
Northern Ireland December 17th
UK (Mainland) & USA December 16th
Continental Europe (see section 4a below for the list of countries) December 10th–13th
Rest of the World Ask us!

Estimates are for courier services and present the latest dispatch dates that we can reasonably expect to allow your order to arrive before Christmas – if you order with delivery by post, especially from abroad, please allow adequate time or contact us for advice.

Due to limited service hours of courier companies and An Post between Christmas and New Year, orders placed on or after December 24th will be processed and dispatched on December 30th (for Standard Post) or January 2nd (for courier deliveries).

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone has a great time during this year's holiday season.

Order Process

This website is managed from our James Fox Cigar and Whiskey Store in Dublin, Ireland – all orders received over the web are processed, fulfilled and dispatched from our store. Stock selection for your orders is carried out in store.

The stock items shown on this website are linked to our retail system stock to help ensure you can only order items that are readily available – there is no unannounced product substitution on our orders. If a product is out of stock, it will show as such and then be removed from sale through the website or marked accordingly. Please note there is a short time lag in updating stock, and therefore it is possible that a product is out of stock but is also shown as available for sale for a short period until the stock levels synchronise. In case that what you order is not in stock at the time, we will notify you swiftly and suggest possible solutions.

We offer for sale rare and sought-after cigars, pipes and whiskey, and we are prepared to withhold stock from sale for a short period of time for potential customers.

Orders placed Monday to Friday before midday will generally be processed and dispatched on the same day. Any orders placed after 12pm or on weekends will be processed and dispatched on the following working day.

Emails received in the course of the online ordering process will be answered promptly by one of our staff members. Alternatively, if you call us on +353 1 6770533, you will be able to get in touch with a member of staff on the shop floor with all our inventories on hand to help you with your product selection, or specific requirements.

If, for any reason, you are uncomfortable entering credit card details online, please be assured that we use the safest security systems – our payment processing partner, SagePay, is one of the leading providers on the market. Your details are processed on their secure servers and at no point does our staff have access to your full card information.

Tax rates and VAT-free orders

All orders shipped within the European Union are subject to the applicable VAT rate (23% on most of our selection), which is included in the displayed price. Orders shipped to countries outside the European Union are VAT exempt and the VAT rate will be deducted from the item prices on checkout – please note this does not apply to shipping fees.

Please note that all orders collected in our store are subject to the current VAT rate of (23%), even if you're not an EU citizen.


James Fox uses An Post Standard, Registered, or Express Post, provided by the Irish Postal Service (An Post) for all domestic deliveries. International deliveries are handled by An Post or Deadline Couriers.

Due to postal restrictions, we are unable to send any spirits or liqueurs outside Ireland and Northern Ireland by post. Liquids can only be delivered with courier service.

The following shipping and handling charges apply:

(1) Click & Collect.

Click & Collect orders can be collected free of charge from our store in Grafton Street, Dublin, only by persons over the age of 18. Please allow some time for your order to be prepared before you arrive for collection – you'll receive a notification once it's ready, usually within up to a few hours from placing the order. Please note that all orders collected from the store are subject to VAT, even for non-EU citizens.

(2) Deliveries to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Delivery to Ireland and Northern Ireland can be made with An Post Standard Post (up to 500 grams, delivery time up to 3–5 working days) or by An Post Express Post for next-working-day delivery (up to 10kg).

Domestic shipping rates:

Weight An Post Standard (non-trackable) An Post Express (trackable)
0.100kg €4.75 €8.50
0.250kg €6.00
0.500kg €7.75
up to 1kg not available
up to 2kg
up to 3kg
up to 4kg
up to 5kg
5kg to 10kg
10kg to 20kg €17.00

Courier service by GLS is also available at a cost of €10.00 (1-day delivery).

(3) International Registered Mail Deliveries to Great Britain, the EU, and the Rest of the World.

Delivery to Great Britain, European Countries and the Rest of the World is calculated upon checkout, depending on the weight and contents of your order. We regret that we cannot ship liquids abroad through Registered Mail due to postal restrictions. Maximum weight for international shipping with this option is 5kg.

Please note that if you complete an order of liquid items with international delivery, you will be charged for the value of your order but it will not be processed. We'll contact you to advise you of this and refund the transaction.

Registered Post international shipping rates:

Weight Great Britain European Countries Rest of the World
0.100kg €15.70 €16.30 €17.50
0.250kg €16.90 €17.50 €18.80
0.500kg €18.20 €18.80 €20.00
1kg €22.50 €23.20 €28.20
2kg €26.30 €26.90 €36.90
3kg €50.00 €63.80 €65.00
4kg €57.50 €80.00 €84.30
5kg €65.70 €92.50 €93.80

(4a) International Road Courier Service to mainland UK and most of continental Europe

Courier service is the only available method for shipping liquids internationally. For destinations not covered in this table, please scroll down to the air rates list.

Courier service shipping rates:

  Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6
< 5kg €28 €32 €36 €45 €65 €73
5–10kg €30 €33 €37 €46 €66 €75
10–15kg €31 €34 €38 €47 €68 €77
15–20kg €33 €36 €40 €48 €69 €79
20–25kg €34 €38 €41 €49 €70 €81


Zone 1: United Kingdom (free delivery from €250)
Zone 2: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg (free delivery from €250)
Zone 3: Austria, Denmark, Switzerland
Zone 4: Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Zone 5: Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain
Zone 6: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania

(4b) International Air Courier Service to other destinations

As the calculations for other destinations are more complex, to get a quote on having your items shipped this way, please add them to your cart, proceed to checkout and select your country. The website will then present the applicable delivery charge.