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Paso Robles distillery shifts to making hand sanitizer

Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 19, 2020

A Paso Robles distillery is adding a new product to its alcohol-based line-up: hand sanitizer.

Jenny Barton with Grey Wolf Cellars, Barton Family Wines and Krobar Craft Distillery said the idea to make hand sanitizer came after they struggled to find any for their staff to use.

"We decided to make our own," Barton said. "We are offering it to our community partners as a way to help them out at a discounted price and they can get larger quantities for their facilities."

The distillery is cranking out batches of the high-proof 80 percent alcohol sanitizer for sale to the public. Krobar is selling small spray sanitizer and large bottles. All customers will receive a free pocket-size sanitizer with their purchase.

"We hope we can aid the community with the deficit in availability of sanitizer in the marketplace," Barton told KSBY.

Thursday, the Krobar staff was making sanitizer specifically for a local senior center and a pediatrician's office.

Krobar Distillery is open all week for curbside pick-up orders of the sanitizer. Customers can also request home delivery. Call 805-237-0771 to place your order.

Customers who add wine or whiskey to their order will be given a complimentary sanitizer product.

Due to Gov. Newsom's request to close all non-essential businesses, Krobar Craft Distillery has temporarily closed its tasting room but welcome customers to come pick up pre-ordered alcohol and sanitizer orders.