Qatar relented - ever so little - after slapping a \u201csin tax\u201d on alcohol over New Year\u2019s that raised the price of a 24-pack of Heineken from $53 to a whopping $105. After making global headlines and prompting an outcry on social media, the country\u2019s sole liquor store pared its prices on Sunday. Residents in Qatar can now get their brews for just about $92 a case. Like most other countries in the oil-rich Persian Gulf, Qatar restricts alcohol sales to non-Muslim foreigners. Expats need permission from their employers to get a license that allows them access to the store that sells liquor and pork, located on the outskirts of Doha near the country\u2019s main graveyard and church complex. Also read|\u00a0Apple Maps set to challenge Google\u2019s domination in navigation in India The liquor store, officially called Qatar Distribution Co., said that it\u2019s \u201cpleased to reduce the retail sales price.\u201d A list that accompanied a statement to its customers showed slightly lower prices across the board, and a 100 percent tax on top of it.