Pennsylvania will ration sales of Hennessy, Don Julio, and Patrón and other liquors due to supply chain shortages

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will enforce a two-bottle purchase limit to certain items beginning September 17. Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hennessy

Pennsylvania will ration sales of certain liquor products due to supply chain disruptions, the commonwealth announced Friday.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the agency responsible for selling and regulating wine, beer, and spirits, will enforce a two-bottle purchase limit to certain items beginning September 17 for an indefinite time.

The two-bottle limit applies to sales in stores, bars, and restaurants.

Rationed products include certain bottles of Hennessy, Jack Daniel’s, Don Julio, and Patrón Tequila Silver. The impacted brands represent just 2% of the state’s total, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“These bottle limits are preventative measures to fairly distribute product and minimize out-of-stock situations, which will vary by location,” the PLCB said in a statement.

Ongoing supply chain issues worldwide have resulted in shortages for products like computer chips, furniture, lumber, and chicken. The logistics industry has struggled to meet demand due to COVID-19 shutdowns, labor shortages, and critical weather events.

Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniel’s, reported lower profits this fiscal quarter compared to the last due to supply chain disruptions.

“While we are optimistic the operating environment will continue to improve, we are closely monitoring the potential volatility associated with the evolving pandemic and continued supply chain disruptions,” Brown-Forman president and CEO Lawson Whiting said in a release.

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