Chase Distillery swaps spirits for hand sanitiser to help fight Coronavirus
The Herefordshire distillery will donate the sanitiser to NHS key workers
In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, Herefordshire's award-winning Chase Distillery has teamed up with sister brand Willy's Apple Cider Vinegar to produced a new variety of hand sanitiser – named 'HR1' after the Hereford postcode.
The Chase Farm, which is famous for producing world-beating vodkas and gins, will be donating 30,000 units of the WHO-approved sanitiser to frontline medical professionals and key workers across the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the next few weeks.
HR1 is also available for trade customers to buy, and is in stock on the Chase online shop.
Global brand ambassador, James Chase, said, "I never thought I'd see the day when part of our distillery was used to make anything other than delicious tasting vodkas and gins... but these are strange times."
Speaking of the production of HR1, he said, "While it might only be a small help, we hope it allows people stay as hygienic as possible during this challenging time. We’ve also donated several tonnes of potatoes to local food banks and we’ll continue to do all we can to support those most in need."
Chase is the latest to join a long list of distilleries that have switched production to hand sanitiser in recent weeks – including Absolut, Bacardi and BrewDog.