From California to Maine, Small US Distilleries Stepped Up to Make Hand Sanitizer in the Wake of Covid-19
Recently opened in South Walton, Fla., Distillery 98 creates its spirits in a sustainable way, using local corn that’s filtered with Florida oysters, and then giving the spent grain mash to a nearby farm. That same community-minded ethos can be found in its production of hand sanitizers, which are created using their high-proof alcohol plus aloe vera, peroxide, and glycerin. The company is donating products to local healthcare and emergency workers, restaurants, gas stations and more; businesses in need can call the distillery directly and arrange for curbside pickup. Four-ounce bottles of the sanitizer will also soon be available for sale to the public and shipped nationally; follow the brand’s Instagram account for the latest details on when and how to place an order.