Before privatization, what are called "on-premise" locations sold 9.3 million liters of hard liquor
in the state in 2011.
In addition, they argue that making hard liquor
available in thousands of new outlets will lead to greater numbers of minors illegally buying liquor and increase drunken driving.
Sales of hard liquor
in the state-owned Alko stores had reportedly increased by some 50% in March, 37% in April, 20% in May and 25% in June, as compared to the corresponding months in 2003.
In December 1997, shortly after he took office, Kennard had this to say about hard liquor
advertising on television:
Tobacco and hard liquor
, once the staples of the detective diet,are way down-indeed, Matt Scudder and Dave Robicheaux spend half their time looking for the next AA meeting-and when alcohol does show up in these stories, it's usually some microbrewery ale.
The Sri Lankan government's 2018 budget reduced excise taxes on strong beer by 33% and raised that on hard liquor
by 2%, effective immediately.
, as defined by the new rule, constitutes drinks that are more than 20 percent alcohol by volume or more than 40 proof.
Locke's tax plan would raise the tax on a can of soda pop or beer by 5 cents, the wine tax by a quarter or more per bottle, and the excise tax on hard liquor
by 5 cents per dollar spent, plus a liter tax increase of $1.
The standard one drink is equivalent to 12 ounces (one can) of beer, a one-and-a-half ounce shot of hard liquor
, or five ounces of wine.
However, wine drinkers enjoyed greater protection than those who regularly imbibed beer or hard liquor
Colombo: Sri Lanka's beer industry will regain market share from hard liquor
following a more favourable tax regime for the segment announced in the Sri Lankan government's budget on 9 November, Fitch Ratings says.
Creating a public perception of parity among clearly different types of alcohol is the first step in the liquor industry's plan to erase any differences among beer, wine, and hard liquor
when it comes to taxation, licensing, and marketing,"