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DABC reports surge in sales leading to Christmas



Salt Lake City, Utah — According to Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in the five days leading up to the Christmas holiday, the DABC took in $16.3 million.

That’s a significant boost over the $15 million the agency reported last year, and the $15.5 million it took in back in the fiscal year 2020 (leading into the COVID-19 pandemic).

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the DABC reported $9 million in sales. Sales from state-controlled liquor go to public safety, school lunches for children in need, and the state’s general fund.

Headed into the New Year’s holiday, the DABC is still grappling with supply chain issues that will lead to some champagne rationing this year.

Purchases of Dom Perignon and Moet Imperial are limited to one bottle per customer.


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