Well, this is some pretty serious bullshit, right here. 😠
Some of our local distillers were among those who stepped up to produce hand sanitizer, and that was the only reason some area businesses and organizations could even find hand sanitizer for awhile back at the beginning of the plague. Then to turn around and get slapped with bullshit fees?
What a load of crap. 🤬
For many American craft distillers, 2020 was already one of their worst years ever. The COVID-19-related closure of tasting rooms and cocktail bars, loss of tourism, and inability to offer in-store sampling slashed their sales revenue and cut them off from their customers. Then this week, just as it seemed they’d made it through the worst of a terrible year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had one more surprise in store: The agency delivered notice to distilleries that had produced hand sanitizer in the early days of the pandemic that they now owe an unexpected fee to the government of more than $14,000.