Pa. distilleries turn focus to hand sanitizer

In a scene reminiscent of World War II, manufacturers across the country are altering production to aid the country in a time of crisis. In Pennsylvania, distilleries have begun producing hand sanitizer.


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March 23, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Eric Montgomery, owner of Dead Lightning Distillery in New Cumberland, gives away hand sanitizer they made Sunday. Photo by Joe Hermitt -

As we all do what we can to limit the spread of the coronavirus, help is coming from an unexpected source.

Pennsylvania’s distilleries.

Many in the region are cutting back on their spirit-making operations and are now making hand sanitizer instead. And some are just giving it away in this time of need.

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