Coronavirus: William Grant & Sons shifts production to ethanol for hand sanitiser


William Grant & Sons has shifted production at its distilleries in Girvan, Tullamore in Ireland and Tuthilltown in New York State to produce hand sanitiser for at least the next eight weeks.

Girvan and Tullamore are producing ethanol to be supplied to hand-sanitiser manufacturers, while Tuthilltown is producing, packaging and distributing hand sanitiser to healthcare providers. The company has confirmed that it isn’t profiting from the work.

Chief executive Simon Hunt said, “Through this initiative, we can divert our technology and the skills of our people to contribute to the essential work of protecting people around the world from the impact of coronavirus. Our proud teams are determined to do what they can to help at our distilleries.”

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