‘Tis the season to be extra jolly in Utah as state liquor stores break sales record

Stock image | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s alcohol control authority has broken another sales record.

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recorded $3.8 million in sales at state-run liquor stores on Dec. 22 alone. That breaks the previous record which was set the day before Thanksgiving at $3.6 million, according to a report by Fox13Now.com.

“The demand is higher than ever. It amazes even us,” said Terry Wood, a spokesman for the DABC.

State liquor stores closed at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

With an increasingly diversifying and growing population, Utah continues to break sales records for alcohol.

Money from liquor sales goes to school lunches for needy children, public safety and the state’s general fund.

Read the full story here.

Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com

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  • Redbud December 25, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Fantastic! Now let’s allow non-state run stores sell fully-leaded beer so we don’t have to make Mesquite runs for beer.

  • Carpe Diem December 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

    What would really blow their mind…. is how much booze is bought out of State and not in their legalized theft stores.

  • Real Life December 25, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Don’t buy alcohol in Utah. Don’t fund the Mormon ran DABC.

  • 42214 December 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Record liquor sales, porn addiction, and prescription drug abuse crisis? Maybe Utah isn’t as conservative with family values as we thought. It seems we have LDS , FLDS, and “Jack Mormon” branch of the church and Jack is winning.

  • tazzman December 25, 2018 at 11:05 am

    The Utah politicians and legislators want to have it both ways: they will take the money, but pose as virtuous Mormon warriors highly regulating alcohol sales. Now they want to do the same with marijuana with state dispensaries.

    Donate every penny made from state liquor stores to alcohol prevention and recovery programs then Mighty Mormons. Put your money where your big judgmental mouths are.

  • KR567 December 25, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    There is atleast double that amount that is brought into Utah from people that refuse to drink Utah water beer and get ripped off at the LDS liquor stores

  • Comment December 25, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    And the LORD sayeth to his holy prophet, thou shall craft a magical water beer so it shall pleaseth the LORD. And the LORD spoketh his holy word unto the prophet who cometh upon the holyland. And THE LORD commanded that the magical water beer will contain exactly 3.2%. THE LORD saw that it was good and he was pleased. AMEN.

  • Carpe Diem December 26, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Hey! Here is an idea! When Medical Marijuana is voted for in Utah, we will just have the legislature mandate they get a Dr’s note first!
    And WE KNOW no Utah Doctor will write one! We win! We win!

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