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(The New York Times)   "It's Made in a Distillery, but You Won't Smell Any Gin in this Hand Sanitizer." Soooooo, win-win?   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Hand sanitizer, Ethanol, Disinfectants, Mr. Levantaci, Antiseptic, Mr. Beck, gin distillery, Belgian town  
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2020-06-01 10:15:20 PM  
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Mouser: Doesn't gin normally smell like hand sanitizer?


Gin has a distinct aroma.

Hand sanitizer is closer to vodka and Everclear when it comes to smell, IIRC.
 
2020-06-01 8:31:56 PM  
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SansNeural:  Kind of redundant.  Which was cheaper?

Prices range from $40-$75 per gallon for 80% (with added glycerin and hydrogen peroxide)

Slightly cheaper than Everclear 151, and smells less repulsive.
 
2020-06-01 6:52:11 PM  
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A local distiller was interviewed on the radio. He said they don't make the alcohol for the hand sanitizer - small-batch artisanal hipster hootch is expensive. They buy alcohol in bulk from the big suppliers.

The reason small distilleries jumped in is because they know how to handle and package flammable fluids, and they have the permits.

It was interesting to hear how diverse his customer base is. Because of the shortage, everyone started calling distilleries, so he has shipped to places as big as Amazon and the US Army.

Nationwide Shortage Of Hand Sanitizer Led To Unlikely Customers For Milwaukee Distillery
 
2020-06-01 6:45:01 PM  
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SansNeural: rikkards: Couple local distilleries did the same thing. We bought a couple bottles while buying some vodka and moonshine

Kind of redundant.  Which was cheaper?


Lol the distillery was not making any profit on sanitizer. Every cent was going back into scaling up manufacturing and they were donating to local hospitals.
 
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