Now, Brew Dog produces hand sanitizes called Punk Sanitiser to fight coronavirus Photograph:( Twitter )
Dundee-based Verdant Spirits said it had been "asked to switch production to make hand sanitizer"
Several breweries and distilleries in Europe have announced that they will be using their vast infrastructre to produce hand sanitizers as the continent grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
Say hello to Punk Sanitiser 🙌— BrewDog (@BrewDog) March 18, 2020
To help with the shortages, we have just started working on making hand sanitiser at our distillery in Scotland. We are determined to do everything we can to try and help as many people as possible stay safe.
It's time to keep it clean. pic.twitter.com/1rNoGqdVXF
Brewdog announced on Wednesday that it had started working on making hand sanitiser in its Scotland distillery.
"We are determined to do everything we can to try and help as many people as possible stay safe," the company said.
Another company, Leith Gin said that it had suspended spirit production and was "making high strength hand sanitiser for those in need in our local community."
We have suspended spirit production and are making high strength hand sanitiser for those in need in our local community.— LeithGin (@TheLeithGin) March 17, 2020
We have a finite amount of glassware, does anyone know of a company who could contribute small plastic bottles with pump action tops? Please circulate/pass on pic.twitter.com/kktqE3ziZW
Dundee-based Verdant Spirits said it had been "asked to switch production to make hand sanitizer".
"To make 100L will cost us £2500 in duty alone so we need your help to get off the ground," the company announced on Twitter.
WE NEED YOUR HELP— Verdant Spirits (@verdantspirits) March 17, 2020
We’ve been asked to switch our production temporarily to make hand sanitiser for our local health workers To make 100L will cost us £2500 in duty alone so we need your help to get off the ground.
Please donate if you can & share!#covid19https://t.co/K9Nj2i3GhZ
French company Pernod Ricard in a statement said is donating 70,000 litres of pure alcohol to Laboratoire Cooper to make hand sanitizers.
Ricard SAS partners with Laboratoire Cooper, supplier to all pharmacies in 🇫🇷, to donate pure alcohol for the production of hand sanitiser. Initiatives are also underway in 🇸🇪@absolutvodka, 🇪🇸 @Pernod_RicardES, 🇮🇪 @IrishDistillers & 🇺🇸 @RabbitHoleKY, @FRDistilling, @SmoothAmbler— Pernod Ricard (@Pernod_Ricard) March 18, 2020
"In Spain and Ireland, Pernod Ricard Spain and Irish distillers have announced they will put their technical, human and production facilities at the service of the authorities to produce hand sanitizer," it said.
"In Sweden, the distillery of Absolut Vodka is offering spirits at large scale to produce hand sanitizer for public health care," the company added.