Just a quick reminder about Good Friday alcohol sales in the Virgin Islands…
Liquor cannot be sold on Good Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here are the details straight from the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs:
“Distilled liquor and drinks prepared therewith shall not be served in public places of refreshment between the hours of 9:00 o’clock in the morning and 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon on Good Friday. Whoever violates this subsection shall be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not more than a year or both,” reads VI Code Title 1, Chapter 11, Subsection 171(b).
D.L.C.A. said distilled liquor includes spirits and can be defined as grain alcohol, with a high alcohol content. Examples of distilled spirits include brandy, whiskey, rum, gin, and vodka. This does not include beverages such as beer, wine, and cider, as they are fermented but not distilled. These all have relatively low alcohol content, typically less than 15 percent. Local cordials such as Pina Coladas, Coquito, and Guavaberry sales are not restricted on this day, the department said.