COVID-19: Strathcona Spirits making and giving away free hand sanitizer

Smith notes for larger requirements, ‘We’re not going to be giving it in these 100 ml fancy bottles. They’re going to come by and bring their vessel and take a scoop.”

The small company is currently sourcing more glycerine or aloe gel — if you have a line, please contact them. “That’s our hang-up right now. We’ve got spirit and can produce spirit a fair bit more.”

So far, “We’re getting them out to organizations that need them the most. We’re dropping them off at The Mustard Seed down the street; a lot of our grocery store and spirits partners; dropping some off to Color de Vino and Sherbrooke Liquor Store.”

Various construction and midwifery foundations have also received bottles, which the distillery will drop off if pickup is impossible.

As long as quantities hold out, Smith’s partner and distillery co-founder Andrea Shubert also notes, “I’m not going to say no if someone emails me and says, ‘Hey I’m worried about my daughter, she has three children.’ Just email us.”

The company will be updating the situation on social media at @strathconaspirits, and you can contact them at