Warner's Distillery switches from gin to sanitizer but appeals for containers
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Warner's Distillery in Harrington, Northamptonshire, has appealed for containers to bottle the sanitizer is has made to help hospitals and other care providers.
The distillery normally produces gin but has switched to making sanitizer as the country faces a shortage of the cleaning gel due to the coronavirus crisis.
Posting on Twitter this morning, the Warner's Distillery said: "We desperately need containers for the sanitizing gel we've made for the hospitals and local caring facilities so please get in touch if you can help."
They thanked BBC Radio Northampton after appearing on the network this morning to appeal for help.
Several brewers and distilleries have now switched their production from alcoholic beverages to sanitizer gel because there is a shortage of the product.
Sanitizer is alcohol based and can kill infectious viruses and bacteria on your hands. Effective hand sanitizers have around 60 to 90 per cent alcohol in them and it is preferred in health care settings because carers can wash their hands quickly and regularly without the need for soap and water.
Another brewery that made the switch to producing sanitizer is Brewdog in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. The company announced on Sunday, March 22 that they were delivering sanitizer to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary's intensive care unit because they were out of the essential cleaning gel.
If you can help Warner's Distillery source containers for their sanitizer gel, get in touch with them.