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Local Litchfield distillery donates high proof alcohol as hand sanitizer

Jake Baker and his brothers opened the distillery in Litchfield six years ago.

LITCHFIELD, Conn. โ€” Update from Litchfield Distillery's Facebook page, March 25th

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ #๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ:
Operation Hand Sanitizer continues today from 8am to 5pm. We've produced over 500 gallons of sanitizer to date (visualize over 100 five-gallon water jugs) and filled over 16,000 2oz - 4oz containers!

  • We continue to prioritize essential businesses, first responders and medical groups. If you are in this group, please try to bring containers we can fill as we're still rationing packaging.
  • We are distributing 4-ounces to high-risk individuals.
  • Keep in mind, many of our fellow distillery friends in the region are also producing hand sanitizer. You might want to check to see if any of the following distilleries are closer and more convenient for you:

Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Sheffield, MA.
Hartford Flavor Company, Hartford, CT
Fifth State Distillery, Bridgeport, CT
Full Moonshine, Canton, CT
Sono 1420, Norwalk, CT
PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is no charge for Litchfield Distillery hand sanitizer. We can not ship.
  • If you are at home in the "non-essential lockdown" and have access to hot water and soap, please do not request hand sanitizer.
  • We will continue to sell spirits, but can only allow one person at a time to enter the distillery store. Please be patient.

We will continue to post updates on Facebook and Instagram. Please check here before calling the Distillery.
Thank you! #spiritofhardwork

Original Story:

A local business, Litchfield Distillery, is using its resources to donate bottles of high proof alcohol to those of need of it in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

โ€œWe recognized its potential as a sanitizer and when this broke out we were using it for ourselves and thought we could offer it to the public and we saw there were other distilleries doing it as well,"  Jack Baker said. 

Baker and his brothers opened the distillery in Litchfield six years ago. 

They have been donating the bottle of 130 alcohol to people in the area in need of something to sanitize with. 

โ€œThe emergency services, health workers, people at risk. We are trying to accommodate everyone with something but we are being inundated with phone calls and walk-ins looking for sanitizers,โ€ Baker said. 

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Baker says they are running low on containers but plan to keep it going for as long supplies last.