Philadelphia, PA - Two of Pennsylvania's top distilleries, Jacquin's and Faber Liquors are teaming up with the spirit savants at Quaker City Mercantile and Art in the Age. To deliver ethanol-based hand sanitizer to area hospitals and other life-sustaining service providers in this time of crisis.
As distilleries across the nation are responding to the call to action, few have the production capacity to meet the extraordinary demand. This past weekend, Faber Liquors in Trumbauersville, Pennsylvania, with the new-found support of its strategic partners, pivoted from producing 45,000 bottles of spirits a day to 120,000 bottles of Faber Hand Sanitizer daily.
"Everyone on the frontlines fighting this virus or supporting other life-sustaining activities is in desperate need of hand sanitizer, and we didn't hesitate in changing course," said Ashleigh Baldwin, Faber Spirits spokesperson. "The national brands are unable to meet the demand, and by comparison, Tito's Vodka announced they are making 20 tons of sanitizer where we are producing 80 tons in a single shift, and we execute three shifts a day. This would not be possible without Philadelphia's oldest and largest distillery, Jacquin's, who donated a huge amount of their ethanol, which has become almost impossible to get!"
Following the recipe set by the World Health Organization, Faber has retained its entire workforce and is hiring additional staff to meet the rapidly growing demand.
Faber Hand Sanitizer will be distributed, in bulk to area hospitals, police departments, fire departments, various National mail carriers, and more. The general public may also purchase Faber Hand Sanitizer through Philadelphia retailer, Art in the Age, which is owned by Quaker City Mercantile.
The sanitizer will be available as production allows, in a 1-liter glass bottle via artintheage.com for $8 per bottle. Pre-orders will be accepted Friday, March 27, at 9 am, and orders will be shipped as early as April 3. The Faber Hand Sanitizer will be sold online-only, and in-person sales will not be accommodated. The purchase will help subsidize the cost of production and allows Faber to cover production costs during this uncertain time.
The hand sanitizer will only be sold to the general public, only after it is provided to local hospitals, doctor's offices, and other at-risk communities.
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