So, we also bought some toppers rhum in the big bottles which was a pain to pack with our ma dou dou. Basically a whole checked bag for of rum and padding clothes.
But they sell and we bought as gifts some smaller bottles which are carry on and great for gifts. And yep duty free liquour stays in your hand carry thru TSA pre screening in Charlotte. No you cant take a 3.x oz bottle of water or coke but you can take duty free liquour. Figure that out.
Mandou dou comes in some little bottles, maybe they are under the 3.4oz limit.
Are you talking about liquor bought in duty free in Charlotte? That's always been the case, that you could carry it on, if it's sealed at the time of purchase at duty free. Or are you talking about stuff bought in SXM??
Its Toppers Rhum in the sealed smaller bottles. We were skeptical but the TSA guy in CLT was saying to a gent ahead of us remove all liquid drinks except duty free spirits. We had six of them in one bag.
"Duty Free Liquids: You may carry more than 3.4 oz or 100 ml of duty free liquids in secure, tamper–evident bags in your carry-on bag if: The duty free liquids were purchased internationally and you are traveling to the United States with a connecting flight. The liquids are packed in a transparent, secure, tamper-evident bag by the retailer and do not show signs of tampering when presented to TSA for screening. The original receipt for the liquids is present and the purchase was made within 48 hours."
I remember that too. First trip driving from Boston to Florida we stopped at South of the Border to by fireworks and then stayed in Hardeeville. Went out for dinner and experienced the nips. Cops showed up later for the light show with booms.