Ottawa Now – Shortage of glass bottles creating a massive hangover for local distilleries


The threat of COVID-19 in indoor settings, combined with sharp upticks in new cases, served as a gut-punch to the bottom-line of several restaurants. The curveballs didn’t stop last year, either. Today, a new threat is causing massive hangovers for these businesses. It’s a glass bottle shortage stemming from supply chain issues caused by the pandemic. The owner of a micro-distillery located in Kanata says his business was recently reduced to selling spirits in maple syrup bottles, adding that newer bottles might not be seen until 2023. Adam Brierley from Ogham Craft Spirits outlines the current challenges that lie ahead for his company on Ottawa Now.