Central Coast Distillery makes hand sanitizer for first responders, homeless

Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 22:33:05-04

A distillery in San Luis Obispo County is making hand sanitizer for first responders and the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric Olson, the co-owner of Central Coast Distillery, says they already make clean, high-proof alcohol, so they decided to partner with a local pharmacist who helps them mix and bottle it as hand sanitizer.

"It goes with our philosophy," said Olson. "We want to do super clean alcohol. Originally, that was our business model and to do a hand sanitizer and help the community is definitely something we want to align with."

Olson said he's open to helping out more first responders and other businesses. To contact Central Coast Distillery, visit their website here.

Central Coast Distillery has been open in Atascadero since 2018.