Source: Winston-Salem Journal

Broad Branch Distillery in Lewisville is producing a new substance right now instead of liquor: sanitizer.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the ethanol produced for whiskey can be converted to use for sanitizer. Broad Branch is giving away their homemade hand sanitizer for free to help in the fight against coronavirus.

The hand sanitizer is free, up to two bottles per person, but the owners are asking people to consider donations to the Lynne H. Berry School Buddies Fund.

John Fragakis, founder of Broad Branch, said he noticed a lack of hand sanitizer in grocery stores. He decided to set about making his own.

Broad Branch gave away 300 or so bottles in their first day, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Despite concerns about an economic downturn, Broad Branch wanted to find a positive way to impact their community.

“We can do something while we’re making liquor besides just keep people company in their homes while they’re stuck,” Joe Tappe, a Broad Branch distiller, said.

Read the full article about distilleries’ efforts to make hand sanitizer in the Winston-Salem Journal.