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Andy Schmunk and his staff at Grit City Distillery have switched to making hand sanitizer and then giving it away to both the public and front-line workers.

‘There’s no better feeling’ — distillery makes, gives away, hand sanitizer

Distilleries have switched to sanitizer production and Medicine Hat company is even giving it away

Reading Time: 4 minutes Local distilleries are shifting their production lines away from their typical spirits to something that will lift spirits in the midst of the pandemic — hand sanitizer by the still-full. “We’ve shut down our normal operations at our distillery and we’ve changed over to just producing hand sanitizer,” said Andy Schmunk, owner of Grit City […] Read more

The Hiram Walker distillery at Windsor, Ont. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)

Distilleries make sanitizers to meet pandemic demand

COVID-19 sparks demand for hygiene products

Toronto | Reuters — Some Canadian distilleries and breweries have started producing hand sanitizers alongside alcoholic drinks as the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus stokes demand for hygiene products. The move comes after Health Canada this week relaxed rules on the sale of hand sanitizers, disinfectants and protective equipment on a temporary basis to […] Read more