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April 14,  2020 – In the current climate,   Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery, has pivoted to making ethanol-based hand sanitizer in order to best support the community during this time of extraordinary demand.
Following the recipe recommended from the World Health Organization, Bluebird Distilling has paused all craft spirit production in order to mass produce hand sanitizer due to the nation-wide shortage. The Bluebird Distilling hand sanitizer is being distributed to hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other at-risk communities and facilities in the Phoenixville and Greater Philadelphia area at cost.
“This decision was easy, we’re not selling the hand sanitizer for economic profit, we’re just looking to cover the costs of making it so we can support our community,” said Jared Adkins, Bluebird Distilling Founder and Master Distiller. “We’re proud to be supporting our medical professionals and those in the front lines during this time of crisis.”
As production allows, any interested hospitals, homeless shelters, senior citizen centers, paramedics, fire stations, and other businesses or organizations that are considered as high risk should reach out to for possible distribution. The hand sanitizer will not be sold to the general public, only provided to local hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other at-risk communities.
“We want to do our part to help save lives during this epidemic,” Adkins said.
For updates about the availability of Bluebird Distilling hand sanitizer, follow them on Twitter: @BBIRDDistilling,   Instagram: @BluebirdDistilling, and Facebook/Bluebird-Distilling.