Harrisburg, Pa .: Pennsylvania state-operated retail liquor stores moved quickly to address an alcohol shortage by limiting 43 brands of alcohol.
The government alcohol agency informed stores on September 16 that the daily sales cap was to be set at two bottles at liquor stores, in addition to bars, restaurants and other licensees.
The government agency attributed “lasting supply chain disruptions and product shortages” to limitations on the purchase of specific alcohol bottles.
The alcohol that will be available in limited quantities includes certain whiskeys, bourbons, cognacs, tequilas and champagne brands which constitute a small segment of the products for sale in these stores. This ceiling will apply “in the foreseeable future”, according to the agency.
“Supply and labor issues are not contributing to recovery” after the COVID-19 crisis, the statement said.
“We hope the legislature will take all of this into consideration when they return to Harrisburg. The industry still needs help moving forward,” he noted.
Alcohol industry spokesperson Shawn Kelly added, “If you take a look at the stories that have come out across the country because of COVID-19, supply chains have been disrupted, production was disrupted. “
“In some cases there have been shortages of cans and bottles,” Kelly added.