NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

During these trying times of quarantine, stay-at-home orders, and sold-out face masks and hand sanitizers, distilleries have gotten the green light from the US Government to help with shortages. As the state of New York is seeing massive increases in positive cases, and a shortage in supplies, two NY Distilleries are working on producing free hand sanitizer for their local communities in Upstate NY to help with the Coronavirus. Funny thing is, this is not the first time distilleries have gone the medical route. To get around Prohibition laws, many distilleries produced medicinal liquor and now they will be helping the medical industry.

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer

Kymar Farm Distillery and Sauvage Distillery, both New York Farm distilleries, are utilizing their distilleries to produce the much-need hand sanitizer. The two distilleries have stopped all production of their products, adjusted their equipment, and retrained their employees. This, of course, will not disrupt the production of their products; they’re just trying to do their part in helping the people of New York stay safe. The Kymar Farm and Sauvage Distilleries made sanitizer will be made in accordance with FDA and TTB requirements and will be bottled in glass bottles which Sauvage Distillery uses for their “Upstate” Vodka.

NY Distilleries Get Green Light to Produce Hand Sanitizer - Sauvage Distillery

“The Coronavirus pandemic is a biological catastrophe. Everyone who can, must contribute to help society in this tough moment. We are committed to help communities by focusing our production on hand sanitizers and giving them away for free to first responders. ” says Ilio Mavlyanov, Founder of Sauvage Distillery.

The hand Sanitizers will be available for first responders, EMTs, hospitals, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, and community and government agencies. They will be available next week in Schoharie County, NY and pickups can be scheduled by emailing info@ky-mar.com or info@drinksauvage.com.

We should say a thank you to these companies who are looking beyond making money to help in the fight against this pandemic.

VeriPur Destroys the Invisible World of Germs

We are pretty good at protecting ourselves from things that hurt or potentially hurt us. We see it coming and put up our armor but what about the hurtful things we don’t see – germs and bacteria. I know I personally don’t pay attention to what I touch such as handrails, elevator buttons, remote controls, etc. Bacteria is everywhere, including your typical supermarket shopping cart – think about it, what else besides your groceries are in your shopping carts? The answer is quite scary and disgusting.

While we use hand sanitizers thinking we’re fully protected, it turns out, we’re not as hand sanitizers only lasts for seconds. But there is a breakthrough hand sanitizing product that provides FOUR HOURS of antibacterial protection from germs and bacteria – Introducing VeriPur, a revolutionary new non-drying, alcohol-free hand sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs instantly and continues to protect for up to 4 hours after applying. each application of Veripur gives you the hydrating benefits of clinically proven moisturizers—vitamin E and avocado, jojoba, and grapeseed oils. It absorbs quickly and leaves no residue, just clean-feeling, silky-smooth hands.


“How does VeriPur work its magic? Using patented SafetyDerm® technology, it suspends benzathonium chloride in layers of rich moisturizers, acting like invisible protective gloves that provide up to 4 hours of germ-fighting protection. With no drying alcohol or hazardous triclosan, it’s safe for the entire family.”

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of VeriPur where Dr. Jim Sears pediatrician from the hit show The Doctors,

who shared why he switched his and his family’s hand sanitizer to VeriPur and how it can clean and protect your hands from germs AND keep them moisturized. The most interesting part of the evening for me was the enlightening tour that was given. I was given a lab coat to put on before I made my way through makeshift common areas that we use everyday – TV room, supermarket, elevator, work desk, etc – the supermarket part really grossed me out. Below are some quotes that were written throughout the tour:

“Only 30% of people who have coughed or sneezed into their hands wash their hands afterwards”
“On average, TV remotes contain 70 bacteria per square inch”
“Germs can stay alive on hands for up to three hours”
“More than 75% of of workers “only occasionally” clean their desks before eating and 20% never do”

and the scariest of them all

“The average shopping cart is loaded with more bacteria, saliva, and fecal matter than escalators, , public telephones, and even public bathrooms” – say it with me people, EWWWWWWW

Some fact/tips I learned from the event and Dr. Jim Sears include, ALWAYS wash your hands, wash your hands in hot water for about 20 seconds and always use VeriPur to sanitize and moisturize your hands to combat against the following list of bacteria (this is not even the entire list):

Salmonella typhimurium
Salmonella choleraesius
Shigella dysentereiae
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Escerichia coli
Staphylococcus hominis
Streptococcus pyogenes and so on

Think about these while you touch your cellphone, a doorknob, restaurant ketchup bottles or salt and pepper shakers.

VERIPUR™ is available in a 3 fl. oz tube for the suggested retail price of $5.99 or in a 13 fl. oz pump bottle for $10.99, in both an Unscented and Fresh Scent. VERIPUR™ can be purchased exclusively at Walgreens beginning February 2011. To purchase online or for more information, please visit www.veripur.com or www.buyveripur.com.

Right now, you can get 4 tubes (buy 2 get 2 free) for $12.99 at BuyVeriPur.com.