Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge for the Central Kentucky community.

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge for the Central Kentucky community.

Lexington Brewing Uses Its Alcohol to Produce Free Hand Sanitizer

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The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, including Central Kentucky. As the local community works to combat the spread of coronavirus, hand sanitizer remains in high demand. In an effort to help supplement the shortage, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its own alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge.

Equipment used in making the hand sanitizer with the alcohol from Lexington Brewing

Equipment used in making the hand sanitizer with the alcohol from Lexington Brewing

The first batch of 200 bottles will be delivered to city hall in Lexington on Friday. Additional batches are being prepared for delivery early next week.

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge for the Central Kentucky community.

“When my late husband, Pearse Lyons, and I chose Lexington as home for our business and family, the community embraced us with open arms,” said Deirdre Lyons, Alltech co-founder and director of corporate image and design. “The efforts of our city and state leaders, numerous organizations and the people of Kentucky during this difficult time exhibit the collaborative spirit and endurance of our neighbors. We want to do our part to help those working on the frontlines to overcome this adversity and help our community emerge stronger than ever.”

The hand sanitizer comprises 80% alcohol, aloe vera gel and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, along with natural ingredients added for scent. The bottles are made with recyclable glass.

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. will continue to produce and distribute their hand sanitizer on a regular basis. They are working with city officials to identify organizations in need.

Implementing social distancing practices, a team member from Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. will deliver the hand sanitizer, with recipients notified ahead of time to coordinate the drop-off.

Organizations in need of hand sanitizer can email KentuckyAle@alltech.com to submit their request.

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