Ann Arbor Distilling Co. turns spirits into hand sanitizer for Ann Arbor community
Distillery uses spirits supplies to help community
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ann Arbor Distilling Co. has been turning its spirits into hand sanitizer for the Ann Arbor area community during a time of sanitizer shortages.
Using a base grain spirit that would typically be used for seasonal gins, A2DC has been mixing up batches of sanitizer by combining the spirit with aloe juice.
The spirit-juice mixture is 75 percent alcohol and is available to the public for free in 4-ounce bottles per guest -- although guests are encouraged to bring their own 4-ounce container.
Spray bottles are suggested as the thin mixture lacks gels.
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The best thing we can all do right now is find ways to support our community. One thing we would like to do to support you is help keep those hands clean! We will be handing out free bottles of house distilled hand sanitizer starting tomorrow while supplies last. Alternatively, bring your own small container and we’ll fill it up for you! 👊🏻 noon-6pm
Through email, Olivia Chadwick, Marketing Director of the Ann Arbor Distilling Co., said that the company decided to make the hand sanitizer because it always has access to high-proof alcohol, a component of many sanitizers.
Community members can stop by the Water Hill neighborhood distillery between noon and 6 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays to grab a bottle or to fill up their own.
A2DC will open be on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ann Arbor Distilling Co. is at 220 Felch Street.
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