Still Austin Whiskey Co, a US-based distillery, has reportedly announced that it will make more than 100,000 gallons of hand sanitiser to support the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19) spread.
The planned sanitiser production will begin in the next few months. It will be distributed for free to the local responders and all those working on the frontlines.
The product manufacture will also help address the shortage issue.
Still Austin CEO Chris Seals was quoted by media sources as saying: “We’re pleased to provide hand sanitiser for all the local heroes on the frontlines fighting this virus to ensure their safety while keeping the rest of us safe.”
In addition, Still Austin Whiskey will distribute its product to hospitals, medical workers, essential businesses and non-profit organisations.
Beginning from 11 April 2020, the hand sanitiser product will also be distrusted to local residents from its Tasting Room in South Austin.
The distillery has partnered with the City of Austin and Travis County COVID-19 emergency response for this initiative.
Seals added: “In the coming days, we’ll continue to work closely with the City of Austin… and Travis County Emergency Response for COVID-19 to provide support for the greater Austin community however we can.”
The company said that orders can also be placed through the company’s website.
Last month, alcoholic beverage producer Pernod Ricard USA announced that it will produce and donate hand sanitiser to help the US contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
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