News release

Social Reference Price Increases for Spirits and Wine

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) is increasing the minimum price at which some of its products are sold.

The NSLC announced today, July 4, an increase in what it calls the social reference price on spirits and wine. For example, the social reference price for a 750 ml of spirits is increasing by 7.2 per cent, from $17.17 to $18.49, and a 750 ml of wine by 3.6 per cent, from $6.26 to $6.49.

The social reference price was introduced in 1990 to discourage excessive use of alcohol.

A detailed news release can be found by following the corporate and news release links on the NSLC website at .