Darnley's Hand Sanitiser

In these strange times we are very happy our otherwise closed distillery could have a purpose, all be it in a very different way than we’re used to!

Last week we completed our first-ever production of hand sanitiser to support the most vulnerable in the East Neuk of Fife during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Under the direction of Darnley’s Gin Distiller, Scott Gowans, and Kingsbarns head whisky distiller, Peter Holroyd, the duo used the distillery’s neutral grain spirit – the key alcohol component in gin-making - and followed guidance from the World Health Organisation to produce 30 litres of the gel which will be distributed free of charge to churches, care homes and businesses around the local area.

Through a partnership Fiona Ramsay, who is Kingsbarns Community Leader, Secretary at Kingsbarns Primary School and church elder of Kingsbarns Parish Church, more than 150 bottles will reach the most vulnerable individuals in Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Crail and Anstruther.

We’re proud to be one of a number of producers who have also changed their production lines to support the NHS requirements for the anti-bacterial gel and combat the spread of the virus. People in the area who could make use of the products are being asked to contact info@darnleysgin.com.

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