Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery has halted producing spirits to make hand sanitizer for free.
“We’re going as fast as we can to make it,” said Josh McLafferty, co-owner of Monashee Spirits.
When the COVID-19 crisis first started to cause shortages, McLafferty said he was chatting with a lady in Save-On-Foods who needed a ethanol cleaner for her arthritis injections.
Now, McLafferty is solely producing the disinfectant, using raw materials that would have otherwise been used for making spirits, which is said is costing the company thousands of dollars.
“There are more important things than money,” said McLafferty.