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Liquor contracts from across the US are warning customers that their favorite spirits may not be readily available as the Thanksgiving holiday hits, pointing to a number of supply chain issues that empty shelves on shelves that won’t be filled in the near future. can go.

Lisa Hawkins, senior vice president of the Distilled Spirits Council for Public Affairs, told Granthshala Business: “The spirits industry, like many others, is being affected by lack of of glass, pallets, containers and drivers.”


“With the holidays right around the corner and in some cases low inventory levels, customers should now see if they have a very specific bottle of spirits in mind,” Hawkins said.

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“You have shipping problems, you have glass shortages, you have aging requirements that need to be met — dealing with all of those things at once,” explained Lansing, Michigan, Booze Barn Manager Daniel Mitchell Wilkes TV,

Several stores in Michigan are complaining about a lack of shipments of tequila, particularly, when producers were hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Mitchell explained, “Once these companies are behind, the stuff has to sit in the barrel for X amount of time. Unfortunately you can’t speed it up.”

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Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is also warning of shortages during the holidays, namely various Hennessy cognacs and patron silver tequilas, as well as Dom Pérignon Blanc and Mot Imperial Brut Champagne.

the agency told Granthshala 13 That Thanksgiving is usually the busiest week for government liquor stores, and customers should expect long lines or choose alternatives they might not have otherwise.

“If you go to the store and you find that your product isn’t available, take this as an opportunity to shop local,” said Tiffany Clason, executive director of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. “We have a lot of local manufacturers that make products that are just as good, if not better, than our national brands.”

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The New Hampshire Liquor Commission says their state will most likely Liquor There are drawbacks, but those planning their favorite vacations should still be prepared for some pain.

“New Hampshire is more fortunate than other states because of the Liquor Commission’s ordering practices, our inventory requirements, and the capacity we have in our million-plus-case warehouse in Bow,” said spokesman EJ Powers. beach line, which reported that “liquor stores from Texas to New York” are currently facing shortages.

“All that being said,” Powers continued, “supply chain issues are very real and will affect every wine retailer across the country at some point, especially during the busy holiday season.”