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Portland Distilleries to Make Much-Needed Hand Sanitizer

New Deal Hand Sanitizer Production

In the March 27th issue of the Oregonian. Andre Meunier wrote, “Distilleries in Portland and throughout Oregon have been essentially shut down by effects of the coronavirus, but many are turning to a counterintuitive but much-needed product that falls squarely within their ability to produce: hand sanitizer.”

He continues “Tom Burkleaux is the owner of New Deal Distillery and president of Distillery Row, a trade group for craft distilleries in central Portland. He said the distilleries jumped at the opportunity when they were approached for help.”

Quoted in the article, Tom said, “It’s a pretty simple thing. We make booze, we make alcohol, and hand sanitizer is an alcohol-based product. We have the overhead and the licensing and the supply chain and the ability for some degree of packaging, so it’s natural for us to do this.”

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