Cardrona Distillery ambassador Sam Bickley pours free alcohol hand sanitiser into a container for Polly and Devon Miller, of Makarora. PHOTO: KERRIE WATERWORTHSupermarkets and pharmacies may be sold out but for those prepared to drive to Cardrona yesterday there was the offer of free hand sanitiser made with top quality alcohol. Cardrona Distillery founder Desiree Whitaker said the distillery had had to stop commercial production of its whisky because of the Covid-19 outbreak and decided to give away the pure spirit from its gin and vodka stills for use as hand sanitiser. On Saturday, the distillery posted a notice on its Facebook page offering the free hand sanitiser and asking those interested to bring an empty spray container. Ms Whitaker said the hand sanitiser was expensive to make, which was partly why the distillery was giving it away, "and we also know the community needs it".
Source: Otago Daily Times March 23, 2020 15:22 UTC