Local Distillery to Make Hand Sanitizer

CHARLOTTE – When the going gets tough, there’s no better thing to see than private business owners innovating to help make things smoother….and more sanitary. In the face of medical and cleaning supply shortages due to the Wuhan Coronavirus contagion, many businesses are retooling to help close the gap. One of them, a distillery in North Carolina, is converting to help restock depleted supplies of hand sanitizer for healthcare professionals and first responders:

From WSOC:

Since Doc Porter’s in Lower South End can’t be open to the public right now, they are putting their distillery to good use

“It feels incredible. We love what we do, but now to be able to help our friends, our families and our neighbors, it feels great,” said Jason Harris, assistant distiller.

Harris is used to producing bourbon, gin and whiskey. Now he has a new task, hand sanitizer

“We feel it is our civic duty to help out,” he said.

Doc Porter’s expects the arrival of two key ingredients next week. The distillery hopes to churn out 30 gallons by the first week of April. They were inspired by a distillery in Durham doing the same thing. [CONTINUE READING]

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