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(ABC7 San Francisco)   San Jose distillery turns whiskey into hand sanitizer. Big deal, I've been turning it into bad decisions for decades   (abc7news.com) divider line
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2020-04-29 11:51:21 AM  
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2020-04-29 5:37:13 PM  
 
2020-04-29 5:44:01 PM  
That's nice and all, but hand sanitizer doesn't work for Covid-19. It's like people complaining about not getting antibiotics when they get the flu.

...or hoarding toilet paper.
 
2020-04-29 5:44:47 PM  

Hankie Fest: Lots are doing this.
https://parade.com/1011922/jerylbrunne​r/distilleries-making-hand-sanitizer/


Heritage Distillery in Gig Harbor has been doing this ever since stores started running out. Ancient news.
 
2020-04-29 5:45:02 PM  
I turned whiskey into two children.
 
2020-04-29 5:50:44 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: Hankie Fest: Lots are doing this.
https://parade.com/1011922/jerylbrunne​r/distilleries-making-hand-sanitizer/

Heritage Distillery in Gig Harbor has been doing this ever since stores started running out. Ancient news.


Same with a Frederick distillery, McClintocks.

/Gin to kill for
 
2020-04-29 5:52:09 PM  

Chemlight Battery: I turned whiskey into two children.



I turn whiskey into a total lack of memory and responsibility.
 
2020-04-29 5:55:10 PM  
FTA:

U.S. distillers making hand sanitizer
*Contact distillers directly for more details.
Alabama
-Boogie Bottom Spirits
-Gibson Distilling Inc
-John Emerald Distilling Company
-Dread River Distilling Co.
-Yellowhammer Brewing
-Irons One Distillery
Alaska
-Alaskan Spirits Distillery
-Amalga Distillery
-Port Chilkoot Distillery
-Fairbanks Distilling Co.
-Cook Inlet Distillery
Arizona
-CaskWerks Distilling Co.
-Blue Clover
-Desert Diamond Distillery
-Flying Leap Distillery
-O.H.S.O. Brewery + Distillery
-Town Under Black Distillery
-Copper Still Distillery
-Arizona Craft Beverage/Elgin Distillery
Arkansas
-Fox Trail Distillery
-Rock Town Distillery
-Crystal Ridge Distillery
-Postmaster Spirits
-Hot Springs Distilling
California
-Hanson of Sonoma: Their organic distillery's hand sanitizers are being donated to Bay Area non-profits and first responders. They are are also for sale.
-LeVecke Wine, Beer and Spirits is focused on maximizing impact by creating sanitizer available in cases of 200ML bottles, 5-gallon buckets and 250-gallon totes.
-Misadventure & Co., a sustainable vodka distillery in Southern California, has switched all production to make hand sanitizer. The company is shipping nationwide while supplies last.

-Napa Valley Distillery created hand sanitizer to donate to the local community and members of law enforcement.
-Savage and Cooke distillery has produced 60,000 gallons of hand sanitizer. Mare Island is the the first naval base on the Pacific Coast and has a history of protecting the United States for generations. "It is now it is our turn to continue that legacy," says famed winemaker Dave Phinney.
-Bev
Colorado
The Brewers Association's annual World Beer Cup competition has been canceled. But entries received from about 2,700 domestic breweries won't go to waste. Both Denver Distillery and Ballmer Peak Distillery are converting beer into hand sanitizer for first responders.
-Denver Distillery
-Ballmer Peak Distillery
Florida
-St. Augustine Distillery
-Copper Bottom Craft Distillery
Georgia
-Old Fourth Distillery
Illinois
-Koval Distillery
Iowa
-Mississippi River Distillery
Indiana
-Hotel Tango Whiskey Artisan Distillery
Kentucky
-Buffalo Trace Distillery, the creator behind Wheatley Vodka, is making sanitizer for some of the world's largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharmacy, and banking industries. Their parent company, Sazerac has received requests for over five million bottles of sanitizer, which they are prepared to meet, across their distilling sites in North America.
-Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
-Old Forester
-Rabbit Hole Distillery
-Woodford Reserve
Maine
-Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Batson River Brewing & Distillery and Quest Fitness are working together to provide the community with locally made hand sanitizer-to the tune of 5,000 bottles per week. The distillery has hired Kennebunkport Resort Collection hotel & restaurant staffers to assist with the hand sanitizer production.
Maryland
-The Baltimore Spirits Company
-Black Water Distilling
-BlueDyer Distilling
-DuClaw Brewing Co.
-Gray Wolf Craft Distilling
-Lost Ark Distilling
-LYON Rum (Windon Distilling)
-MISCellaneous Distillery
-McClintock Distilling
-Patapsco Distilling
-Sagamore Spirit
-Schmidt's Spirits
-Tenth Ward Distilling
-Twin Valley Distillers
These Maryland wineries are also contributing to the efforts donating unsalable wine for distillation.
-Far Eastern Shore Winery
-Knob Hall Winery
-Loew Vineyards
-Romano Winery
Massachusetts
-Ryan & Wood Distilleries
Michigan
-Ann Arbor Distilling
-Detroit City Distillery
-Founders Brewing Co.
-Griffin Claw Brewing Company
-Long Road Distillers
-Ugly Dog Distillery
-Valentine Distilling Co.
Missouri
-The Rieger
New Hampshire
-Tamworth Distilling is donating 95% of their hand sanitizer production to the Tamworth Community Nurse Association. White Mountain Hand Sanitizer will be available to purchase in 16 oz. glass pump containers at tamworthdistilling.com and artintheage.com. The $9 cost helps subsidize their donated batches and allows Tamworth Distilling employees to remain employed.
New York
-Antler Run Distilling
-Black Button Distilling
-Black Momma Vodka
-Finger Lakes Distilling (Consumers can bring empty bottles to the distillery to be filled with their house-made hand sanitizer.)
-Hollerhorn Distilling
North Carolina
-Broad Branch Distillery
-Bedlam Vodka
-Brothers Vilgalys
-Chemist Spirits
-Copper Barrel Distillery
-Cultivated Cocktails Distillery
-Doc Porter's Distillery
-Durham Distillery
-Elevated Mountain Distilling Company
-End of Days Distillery
-Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.
-Holman Distillery
-Howling Moon Distillery
-InStill Distilling Co.
-Mother Earth Spirits
-Muddy River Distillery
-Mystic Farm and Distillery
-Next Century Spirits
-Oak & Grist Distilling Co.
-Old Nick Williams Farm and Distillery
-Outer Banks Distilling
-Southern Distilling Co.
-The DreamChaser's Brewery
-The Hackney Distillery
-TOP Organic Spirits
-Two Trees Distilling Co
-Unknown Brewing
-Walton's Distillery
-Weldon Mills Distillery
Ohio
-Karrikin Spirits Company
Oregon
-Shine Distillery & Grill
-Crater Lake Spirits has converted part of its production to make ethanol-based hand sanitizer for local hospitals.  The spirit company is part of a cooperative effort coordinated by the Oregon Distillers Guild and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to pool the resources of Oregon distilleries to make hand sanitizer for the Oregon Health Authority.
Pennsylvania
-Allegheny Distilling
-Boardroom Spirits
-Boyd & Blair
-Eight Oaks Farm
-Lucky Sign Spirits
-New Liberty
-Salem Sprits
-Quantum Spirits
-Wigle Whiskey
-Bluebird Distilling
-Faber Liquors
South Carolina
-Firefly Distillery
-Hollow Creek Distillery
-Palmetto Distillery
Tennessee
-Corsair Distillery
-Junction 35 Spirits
-Old Glory Distilling
-Ole Smoky
-Big Machine Distillery
Texas
-Derelict Airship Distillery
-Treaty Oak Distilling
-Whiskey Ranch
-BuzzBallz
Vermont
-Caledonia Spirits (Bar Hill Hand Sanitizer)
-Notch Distillery
Washington, D.C.
-Three D.C. beverage companies, One Eight Distilling, ANXO and DC Brau Brewery, joined together to provide gallons of hand sanitizer for government and other emergency personnel.
Washington State
-Wildwood Spirits Co.
-Diageo (maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and many other libations)
-Glass Distillery
West Virginia
-Black Draft Distillery
Bonus: Canadian Distillers
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Distillers teamed up with B.C.-based Nezza Naturals to create a free hand sanitizer for dentists, nurses and other health-care workers.
Ontario, Canada
Dillon's Small Batch Distillers
Kinsip House Of Fine Spirits
Corby Spirit and Wine
Spirit of York Distillery Co.
Nova Scotia
Barreling Tide Distillery
Coldstream Clear Distillery
Compass Distillers
Ironworks Distillery
Steinhart Distillery
United Kingdom
Silent Pool Distillers began production of the hand sanitizer in mid-March. The Silent Treatment Hand Sanitizer is made from a supply of high strength alcohol and naturally extracted botanical oils. Limited quantities are given away at the gift shop daily as well as a bottle with each online order. Bottles of the sanitizer are also available for purchase online.
 
2020-04-29 5:58:02 PM  
Great. I go driving, and crash because my hands are drunk.
 
2020-04-29 5:59:07 PM  
One bourbon, one scotch, and one trip to county lockup...
 
2020-04-29 6:03:33 PM  
I've been turning it into urine effortlessly for years, and you don't see me making a fuss about it.
 
2020-04-29 6:03:35 PM  
We received a gallon sized jug of sanitizer at work this week.  It has the consistency of water and smells like Everclear.
 
2020-04-29 6:13:36 PM  
A couple of vodka distilleries and a brewery are doing it on Maui.
 
2020-04-29 6:14:24 PM  
They are NOT turning whiskey into hand sanitizer, they are turning whiskey making equipment into hand sanitizer making equipment. To make sanitizer you need much higher proof grain neutral spirit, not the 125 proof max white dog full of flavor that goes into a barrel to make whiskey.
 
2020-04-29 6:16:24 PM  

SBinRR: We received a gallon sized jug of sanitizer at work this week.  It has the consistency of water and smells like Everclear.


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2020-04-29 6:26:23 PM  

Hankie Fest: Lots are doing this.
https://parade.com/1011922/jerylbrunne​r/distilleries-making-hand-sanitizer/


Missing from CA list is Mad River Brewing, Alchemy Distillery, and Humboldt Distillery, all 3 in my area. Small batches so far but they're filling a need.
 
2020-04-29 6:30:53 PM  

0100010: That's nice and all, but hand sanitizer doesn't work for Covid-19. It's like people complaining about not getting antibiotics when they get the flu.

...or hoarding toilet paper.


I just got confirmation that TP i ordered a month ago on Amazon will be here Friday.
/ way happier about this than I should be.
 
2020-04-29 6:50:46 PM  
So I have a still and was actually looking into making this for my community a few weeks ago. The best I could find as to guidance on this is some blog post that broke it down as "yeah, you want to make everclear and mix it with aloe juice" so if anyone has any recommendations, they'd be greatly appreciated.
 
2020-04-29 6:55:44 PM  

SBinRR: We received a gallon sized jug of sanitizer at work this week.  It has the consistency of water and smells like Everclear.


So it works.


TheCableGuy: I just got confirmation that TP i ordered a month ago on Amazon will be here Friday.


But only for a few moments if you aren't watching...
 
2020-04-29 7:42:03 PM  
Meanwhile the market or ethanol for fuel has probably gone to shiat as gasoline got cheaper.
 
2020-04-29 7:45:39 PM  

StubhyGraham: So I have a still and was actually looking into making this for my commity a few weeks ago. The best I could find as to guidance on this is some blog post that broke it down as "yeah, you want to make everclear and mix it with aloe juice" so if anyone has any recommendations, they'd be greatly appreciated.


Minimum 65% alcohol in the finished product.  But since it's hydrophilic, bump that up a little.  No need for the aloe.
 
2020-04-29 10:36:58 PM  
Silo distillery in Windsor Vermont is allowing people to get 12oz of sanitizer for free each day, just bring your own container. I used my mason jars so it felt naughty to transport it home.
 
2020-04-29 11:07:24 PM  

doofusgumby: StubhyGraham: So I have a still and was actually looking into making this for my commity a few weeks ago. The best I could find as to guidance on this is some blog post that broke it down as "yeah, you want to make everclear and mix it with aloe juice" so if anyone has any recommendations, they'd be greatly appreciated.

Minimum 65% alcohol in the finished product.  But since it's hydrophilic, bump that up a little.  No need for the aloe.


The Aloe is to replace the moisture the evaporating ethanol will steal from the skin, if you use sanitizer much at all without it your hands will chap. If making at home with unknown max proof I'd do 3:1 ethanol to aloe with a little bit of lemon zest in the alcohol for smell.
 
2020-04-30 8:04:36 AM  
My buddy works at Rock Town Distillery in Little  Rock and they've been making a ton of the stuff.
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