The below is an article I wrote for a newsletter published by WooNow a Hong Kong bartender’s community group:
Supply and demand is an easy concept to grasp. The more someone wants something, the more they’re willing to pay. If there’s not enough of it to go around, only the highest bidders will be able to get their hands on it. In our world, it seems almost inconceivable that we will ever see a shortage of liquor; The way we sling whiskies and tequilas across that two foot of wood on a daily basis, the faucets might as well run potent spirits instead of water.
But shortages are real.