Hand sanitizer or vodka?

My fellow inebriates,

Canadian distillers continue to step up, switching production from spirits to hand sanitizer. Check out this new product from Broken Oak and Latitude 55 distilleries in Grande Prairie.

D2009 0407-GP-A3-Hand-Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is hard to come by these days, and every extra mickey of it counts.

You’d forgive me for getting confused by the packaging, right? I’m just a bear.

Liquor sales trend upwards along with COVID-19

My fellow inebriates,

BC’s government has included booze stores on its list of essential services and it seems shoppers agree. Booze sales are up 40% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

Not only that—buying patterns have changed.

 

D2003 liquor sales trends

Bigger is better these days.

Fortunately there’s plenty of booze on the shelves, so we’re not seeing toilet-paper-style fights. But there’s a slight air of panic in my local booze store as we customers position ourselves two metres apart and transact through a plexiglass shield. No wonder we feel like drinking.

Canada Day—for the naked and the clothed

Happy Canada Day, my fellow inebriates!

Don’t you wish you had this shirt today?

LB Canada Day shirt

Or maybe you don’t. Maybe, like yours truly, you’re naked.

And that’s okay.