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Gin distillery delivers hand sanitiser in fight against coronavirus

Ian Hughes 26th May, 2020

THE FIRST deliveries of a new hand sanitiser created by a gin distillery have gone out to local community groups, businesses and frontline NHS staff.

The first batch of hand sanitisers produced by Shakespeare Distillery based in Stratford have been sent to NHS staff and to The Shakespeare Hospice, with local community groups and businesses next in line to receive the first orders.

The company, which was founded in 2015, is using its expertise in creating spirits to start the production of hand sanitiser alongside its regular distillation of gin by re-purposing an area of the distillery.

The product follows the World Health Organisation formula containing 80 per cent alcohol and is being supplied in 300ml and five litre bottles.

Local businesses have already been ordering the sanitisers as they prepare to gather PPE equipment before they are safe to reopen, with Avon Boating in Stratford being one of the first local companies to receive a delivery of the sanitisers.

Peter Monks, owner of Shakespeare Distillery, said: “Our first deliveries of the hand sanitisers have now been produced and delivered, and we wanted to prioritise those who need it most, particularly in our local area.

“Now that key community groups, NHS staff and local businesses have started receiving orders, we are producing sanitisers for people across the wider region from all industries.

“We hope these sanitisers can help in some way to help these different people and groups to stay safe during these difficult times.

“We’d also like to say our personal thanks to all the NHS staff working incredibly hard, the community groups helping the most vulnerable in our region and local businesses who are adjusting to the situation and helping where they can.”

Visit shakespearedistillery.com for more information on Shakespeare Distillery and the new hand sanitisers.

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