Booze drying up in Michigan

This is very real. If not corrected, us Michigan imbibers will be drinking lighter fluid by Thanksgiving.

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… or hand sanitizer.

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Tsk tsk…mouth wash and cough syrup are in more readily-drinkable bottles than hand sanitizer.

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Homemade vanilla extract made with bourbon or vodka(aged six months) or cooking sherry…Just kidding!

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Two weeks later, and it appears this “shortage” is still not solved…

Still not fixed…

You’d think with all the advanced technology /computer programming available in this day and age they’d be able to straighten it out. Sounds to me like they’re getting what they’re paying for.

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The owner of a liquor store we’ve patronized for years has about $1.5 million in inventory always for sale. You can spend $130 for a fifth of Tequila in his store. Or, $220 for a small batch fifth of Scotch. What he can’t shelf right now is the fifths that pay his rent: Gordon’s, Gilbey’s, Ezra Brooks, Jim Beam, Canadian Club, Ballantines…

And those >$20 a fifth brands are what generate the handsome tax revenues for the state, so…

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