FAIRFIELD, NJ--With regular operations halted due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jersey Spirits, a Fairfield-based craft distillery, converted their production processes to begin producing hand sanitizer. The distillery normally produces ethanol for their spirits so re-configured supply lines to ramp up ethanol production, also a key ingredient in hand sanitizer.
Jersey Spirits has been distributing their hand sanitizer free of charge to the institutions and individuals on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, including hospitals, police and fire departments, rescue workers, the U.S. Army, companies supporting front lines, the U.S. Postal Service, and shipping carriers. They have been offering a limited supply to customers, as well. John Granata, the co-founder of Jersey Spirits along with Susan Lord, sees “the front line and essential workers at this time as in the greatest need, and sanitizers are available at a critically low level.”
The craft distillery is able to offer its spirits through limited channels at this time - by curb-side pick-up only - until restrictions are lifted. The company is working hard to fund hand sanitizer production and keep staff employed from currently reduced sales. They believe that continuing hand sanitizer production and focusing distribution on front line institutions is the most effective way to help flatten the curve quickly.
Find Jersey Spirits online at https://jerseyspirits.com/ and on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram at @jerseyspirits