Blackland Distillery begins production on hand sanitizer
Craft distiller plans to donate to local hospitals, medical communities and shelters in need
Fort Worth, Texas-based Blackland Distillery, a full-service cocktail lounge, tasting room and spirits distillery, announced that it is using its production facility to create hand sanitizer for the community in connection with the growing concerns about COVID-19 and limited health and safety products.
Blackland will donate as much hand sanitizer as possible to local hospitals, medical communities and shelters in need, it says.
Starting March 23, the hand sanitizer also will be available for sale at the distillery during its new limited hours (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday). It will come in 8-ounce bottles and sell for $7, and consumers who purchase Blackland spirits will receive a free bottle of hand sanitizer. Products are limited to two for each customer, each day. Blackland also will provide hand sanitizer to bars and restaurants that carry its spirits.
The company released the following statement:
“While the tasting room at Blackland Distillery is temporarily closed, we continue to seek ways to support the needs of our community,” it stated. “At this time, we’re pivoting from alcohol production to hand sanitizer production — because we can, and because it’s important to the health and safety of our community. Other distilleries can make hand sanitizer, but distribution to the community is really the most difficult and critical task at the present time.
“Our grain supplier, TexMalt, a local craft malt house in Fort Worth, has generously agreed to donate the grain needed to make our gin-scented botanical hand sanitizer, which we’ll make available for purchase beginning next week,” the statement continued. “Our hand sanitizer follows FDA and WHO guidelines, and is made with 71 percent ethanol, vegetable glycerin, 29 percent reverse osmosis water and infused with our Blackland Gin Botanicals. We have decided to donate as much sanitizer as we can to local hospitals, the medical community and shelters that are in desperate need under the circumstances.”