“ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) — It started as a joke, but Twin Valley Distillers has turned its production line of whiskeys, bourbons, and rums into a hand sanitizer factory, helping alleviate strained supply chains across Maryland.
The locally-owned business — and Montgomery County’s only distillery — began tinkering with ingredients in recent days. It simultaneously applied for, and quickly received, federal approval to make the sanitizing product. it is using a recipe of ethanol, glycerol, aloe vera gel, lemongrass oil, and Vitamin E oil.
“The federal government said the application typically takes three weeks for approval. We got approval in two days,” noted Jonathan Shair, General Manager and Head of Production for Twin Valley Distillers.”
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