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Texas alcohol distilleries collaborates making hand sanitizers

Texas alcohol distilleries collaborates making hand sanitizers
April 2020
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In order to cover the high demand of disinfecting products during Coronavirus, several Texas distilleries are producing hand sanitizers. The companies are have shifted from their premium alcohol production to craft alcohol-based hand cleaners. This is a list of some of them.

Whitmeyer's Distilling Co.

Houston-based Whitmeyer's Distilling Co. is on the list of alcohol manufactures who are handing out free bottle of their hand sanitizer.

It's limited to one bottle per household, but those interested can pick up a bottle from the brand's tasting room. Distribution hours are posted to their website, as well as special instructions you will need to follow when you arrive in order to maintain social distancing practices.

If you're an organization in need of bulk quantities, contact kelser@whitmeyers.com for ordering information.

Rebecca Creek Distillery

Rebecca Creek Distillery in San Antonio has donated 50 gallons of Love, Distilled to the Houston Police Department. The company said it’s working closely with crisis management officials from various state and local agencies to distribute the alcohol-based hand cleansers throughout the state.

“We have a large customer base in Houston, and we want them to know that we grateful for their support to our brands over the years. In these times of a global pandemic, we can help our local first responders by producing and donating Love, Distilled, our alcohol-based hand cleaner,” Founder and Owner Steve Ison of Rebecca Creek Distillery said.

Rebecca Creek Distillery officials have more plans to aid the Houston community with future donations to local emergency crisis management teams, according to a press release.

Tito's Vodka

Meanwhile, Tito’s Vodka in Austin is ramping up production of its hand sanitizer.

They plan to make 24 tons of the product over the next few weeks and will continue to make more if needed, according to the company website.

They are focused on distributing their hand sanitizer to first responders, healthcare workers and managed care facilities such as nursing homes.

If you work in these fields or are considered critical personnel, you can request Tito’s hand sanitizer through using this form.

Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Still Austin Whiskey Co. has turned to producing hand sanitizer – and on Saturday, the company is handing out free samples from its distillery in south Austin.

People are encouraged to make a $4 donation in exchange for a bottle or two, but the company says 100% of donations will support further production.

Over time, it won’t just be the public that benefits from the distillery’s new business venture.

Still Austin says it has formed a partnership with the City of Austin that will see it supplying hand sanitizer to first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The distillery is aiming to produce more than 100,000 gallons of hand sanitizer over the next several months. Hospitals and other healthcare providers caring for coronavirus patients will receive supplies, it said.

“We’re pleased to provide hand sanitizer for all the local heroes on the frontlines fighting this virus to ensure their safety while keeping the rest of us safe,” said Chris Seals, Still Austin’s CEO.

The distillery says its hand sanitizer meets all FDA requirements.




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