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As coronavirus spreads, hand sanitizer being made by distilleries with own alcohol
Distillery gives away free hand sanitizer
A distillery in Portland is making hand sanitizer from the company’s excess alcohol and giving it away for free. FOX Business correspondent Mike Gunzelman with more.
A Pennsylvania distillery owner who grew increasingly angry as he saw the skyrocketing price of hand sanitizer has decided to do something about it: He’s temporarily converting his operation into a production line for the suddenly hard-to-find, gooey, alcohol-based disinfectant.
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Eight Oaks Farm Distillery filled its first 20 bottles on Monday, a batch destined for charitable groups that need hand sanitizer but haven’t been able to get it due to the coronavirus pandemic. The family-owned distillery plans to dramatically boost production this week and distribute the bottles to charities as well as offer them at farmers’ markets where it sells its spirits and through its website.
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