You have probably experienced the impact of a shortage within the last year and half. First, it was toilet paper, but since then there have been shortages of many items, including food, fuel, timber, ammo, computer chips, and more. Now Americans can add liquor to the list of items they’re having a hard time finding in stores. The shortage of liquor has gotten so bad that some states are now rationing booze. NPR’s Joe Hernandez reports:
A fair warning for your next trip to the liquor store: Several states across the U.S. are still experiencing booze shortages related to COVID-19, and it’s unclear when supply will be able to meet demand.
Early in the pandemic, it was common to find libations low in stock after some liquor stores briefly closed amid statewide lockdowns and skyrocketing consumer demand for alcohol.
But continued reports of shortages from Vermont to New Jersey to Ohio persist more than a year later, and some states are rationing their liquor supply amid ongoing supply chain issues.
The Pennsylvania state board in charge of consumer liquor sales announced last week that it was limiting customers to two bottles of certain alcoholic beverages per day. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said the purchase limit on select items — including Hennessy Cognac, Buffalo Trace bourbon and Patrón tequila — will be in place for the “foreseeable future.”
Liquor store customers in North Carolina are encountering “out of stock” signs instead of their favorite spirits, local TV station WTVD reported, amid an ongoing supply shortage there, too.
“I don’t think anybody saw the kind of demand that we’re seeing right now — particularly in those high-end and super-premium products — coming,” said David Ozgo, chief economist of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
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