Alcohol producers across the U.S. and Canada are shifting production to hand sanitizer to alleviate the shortage of the cleaner in fighting the coronavirus.
Small spirits companies such as Air Co. in New York and BENDT Distilling Co. in Texas are able to use their processing equipment, donated alcohol and bottles, and skill sets to join hands with big industry players such as rum maker Bacardi and Beer maker Auheuser-Busch In Bev to supply hospitals and first responders in their local communities with the much needed virus fighting tool.
- Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer (Mar 20, 2020, KJRH-TV)
- Canadian distilleries switch to making hand sanitizer (Mar 19, 2020, CBC News)
This post is based on the Forbes article, Why A Brooklyn Vodka Maker And A Texas Whiskey Distiller Have Joined The Hand Sanitizer Brigade, by Robin D. Schatz, March 27, 2020, and the YouTube videos in the Spotlight. Image source: Svanblar/Getty Images
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