Iowan’s Set Records For Drinking In December
We all know it was a rough 2020, to say the least, between the on-going pandemic, the presidential election, protests, extreme weather, businesses closing, mass unemployment, and more. All of that caused us to "hit the bottle" and shatter records for liquor sales, especially around the holidays.
In a press release, The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced that liquor sales for the month of December reached $42.8 million. This represents a record number for liquor sales in a single month and is an increase of 18.48% over December 2019 sales of $36.1 million.
"December 2020 was the highest grossing month for liquor sales in ABD history. Though ABD has experienced increased liquor sales throughout the fiscal year, the revenue in December far surpassed previous months," said Leisa Bertram, ABD’s Comptroller.
Not surprising, we were drinking all year long, as fiscal year 2020, which ended on June 30, 2020, saw a record for yearly liquor sales and an increase of 8.2% over the previous fiscal year, and sales continued to rise through December.
The way 2021 is starting out so far, sadly enough, there's a good possibility we break more liquor sales records in the coming year.