Clonakilty Distillery to start...


Clonakilty Distillery to start manufacturing hand sanitizers

Rebecca Noonan
Rebecca Noonan

02:37 19 Mar 2020

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Clonakilty Distillery have just announced that they are going to start manufacturing hand sanitizers.

CEO Michael Scully told RedFM News their main priority is public service.

He said, "we feel any company in a position to offer a helping hand right now, should do so.”

"We are adhering to HSE specifications, creating sanitizers with an alcohol content of 63% ABV. Fortunately, we already have suitable 500 ml PET bottles and equipment in place, which means that we are ready to go into production immediately. We expect to have our first batch of 5,000 bottles ready within the next week.”

He also confirmed to RedFM News they are planning on offering the sanitizer for free to local charities and those most in need.

The company say they hope this will also help keep staff employed from other parts of the business which have temporarily closed, including their visitor centre and Minke Gin School.

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