Almonte vodka producer delivers hand sanitizer to Ottawa Hospital

The Dairy Distillery in Almonte produced 1,000 litres of hand sanitizer for the Ottawa Hospital (Photo courtesy: Twitter/DairyDistillery)

The Almonte-based distillery that produces “Vodkow” has served up a batch of hand sanitizer for Ottawa’s largest hospital.

The Dairy Distillery tweeted out a photo showing 1,000 litres of hand sanitizer on its way to the Ottawa Hospital Thursday afternoon.

In a tweet, the Dairy Distillery says “many of us on the team have been helped by this great institution, so it’s an honour to contribute.”

1,000 litres of hand sanitizer is on the way to @OttawaHospital. Many of us on the team have been helped by this great institution, so it's an honour to contribute. To help us respond to sanitizer requests please go to https://t.co/f3U4Ee9r41. #covid19 #flattenthecurve pic.twitter.com/CS76aThn1N

— Dairy Distillery (@DairyDistillery) March 26, 2020

The distillery shifted production from vodka to sanitizer last week to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founder Omid McDonald told CTV News Ottawa last week they started to look at how to help the community after being contacted by several local groups who were out of sanitizer.  The Dairy Distillery shut down production of Vodkow and the new Vodkow cream, and switched to sanitizer.

McDonald says they can make two products: a surface sanitizer that can be sprayed and a hand sanitizer. 

The Dairy Distillery can produce about 1,500 litres of hand sanitizer a week.

To request sanitizer from the Dairy Distillery, you are asked to go to sanitizer.vodkow.com

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