From Moonshine To Hand Sanitizer

Courtesy Twin Stills

Due to recent changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Twin Stills Moonshine, located at 5506 Sound Avenue in Riverhead, is switching up production from distilling moonshine to manufacturing hand sanitizer. Remaining community strong, Twin Stills is joining with local producers and farmers at a pop-up market from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, March 21. Here they will be offering sanitizer free to those who need it, while supplies last.

This comes after an announcement from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau permitting distilleries across the country to manufacture hand sanitizer as thousands scramble to find it at local stores. According to the bureau’s website, distilleries can produce ethanol-based sanitizers without the need to obtain authorization first, as long as they are comprised of “denatured or undenatured ethanol, glycerol not less than 1.45 percent, and hydrogen peroxide not less than. 0.125 percent. Without first obtaining formula approval.”

As of now Twin Stills in the only distillery in the area making its own hand sanitizer. Visit the company’s website to learn more.

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