(EAT THIS) – After shortages of boba, ketchup, and perhaps most devastatingly, chicken, you may now end up empty-handed the next time you hit up a local restaurant and order your favorite alcoholic beverage. According to the latest reports, alcohol is in short supply in some states, and both liquor stores and restaurants are struggling to meet the demand for certain beers, wines, and spirits.
According to NPR, states like Ohio, New Jersey, Vermont, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and others, are seeing persistent alcohol shortages due to supply chain issues. An unprecedented rise in demand, higher import costs, and shortages of both bottling materials and workers have all contributed to the perfect storm of scarce alcohol supplies we are seeing right now, the publication reported.
The situation has caused some states to impose rationing measures on alcohol purchases. In Pennsylvania, consumer purchases are now limited to two bottles of certain alcoholic products per day. These products include Hennessy Cognac, Buffalo Trace bourbon, and Patrón tequila, which are going to be in short supply for the foreseeable future, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. In Virginia, the limits are at one bottle per day for certain special-edition spirits.
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