More spirits outlets needed in Pennsylvania, says DISCUS

David Wojnar, VP of state government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, has called for increased spirits outlets across the US state of Pennsylvania.

Wojnar recently spoke at a Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing about the lack of spirits outlets compared to other states which is effecting commonwealth revenue.

“Pennsylvania drastically lags behind other control states in the number of spirits outlets available – forcing consumers to travel long distances or forgo purchasing spirits altogether and ultimately reducing the amount of revenue received by the commonwealth,” said Wojnar. 

Pennsylvania has roughly 600 outlets compared to the 3,000 average and in the 17 control states in the US, there are 2.59 retail outlets per 10,000 people on average while in Pennsylvania this is only 0.65. 

Wojnar added: “Increasing the number of stores will give spirits consumers improved access and convenience, similar to what is already in place for wine and beer, and bring Pennsylvania closer to the national average for retail availability for spirits.”