In response to the drastic shortage of hand sanitizer, Karrikin Spirits Co. has started making its own at its Fairfax distillery.
The sanitizer is being produced in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines, with more than the recommended alcohol percentage to help kill germs.
Since their master distillers have immediate access to alcohol, the restaurant says, "It’s important to us that our staff has everything they need during a time where we find ourselves unemployed. Hand sanitizer is now an essential item in our homes and businesses and will continue to be in the post-COVID-19 world."
Each 4 ounce bottle costs $3 and supports both your health (sanitize!) and the well-being of Karrikin and its staff.
And if you want to pay it forward, you can buy a bottle to donate to a health care worker or first responder on the frontlines. The distillery is first making its product accessible only to essential health care workers, those in goods manufacturing, first responders and local businesses.
"Karrikin Spirits Company is depending on you to find our spirits, sparkling spirits, and craft beer in retail locations that are remaining open through this. But if you stop by for a bottle of hand sanitizer, you’re directly supporting the servers, bartenders, foodrunners, hosts you’ve gotten to know in our time open in Fairfax," they say in their announcement. "100% of proceeds from the sales of hand sanitizer is being used to support this staff that is so vital to our success as a business."