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Brewdog begins production of hand sanitiser at Aberdeen distillery

BrewDog is currently working on producing a batch of hand sanitiser using a WHO approved recipe at its Distillery in Ellon, Aberdeen.

The BrewDog team, supported by founders James Watt and Martin Dickie alongside its community of ‘Equity Punks’, said they are working “around the clock” on producing the first batch to have it available for next week.

It will be given away to local charities and the community, not sold.

Watt said: “To help with shortages we have started working on making hand sanitisers in Scotland. We are determined to do everything we can to try and help as many people as possible stay safe.”

It comes as gin producer Verdant Spirits has also been asked to switch its production temporarily to make hand sanitiser for local health workers.

It has opened a Gofundme page to allow people to donate for the cause.

A statement by the company read: “We are a small family business with a team of two (father and daughter) and we want to make 400L of sanitiser, which is the most we can currently make as some of the ingredients are (understandably) being strictly rationed by the suppliers.”

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