Manly Spirits Co. Distillery using their alcohol to make Gin aroma Hand Sanitiser for their community.

Manly Spirits Co. Distillery using their alcohol to make Gin aroma Hand Sanitiser for their community.

Manly Spirits Co. Distillery are producing Hand Sanitiser with Gin Aroma to help with the short supply in the local community.

It started with a fruitless hunt for some hand sanitiser ending with only finding a store selling it for a ridiculous $45 a bottle that prompted Manly Spirits Co. Distillery owner to convert production into making their own for use in their community at a fraction of that price. “Yes, I did make a scene in the pharmacy saying this is price gouging and just plain un-Australian and I wasn’t going to stand for it” said co-owner Vanessa Wilton.

Being a Gin and Whisky distillery with access to high grade alcohol, they got to work on making a Gin Aroma Hand Sanitiser by re-distilling some of their Gin alcohol. “We had to make it smell good and put a smile on your face so we have added some distilled gin botanicals” they said.

They are currently in contact with a number of community organisations and charities who are in desperate need as normal supplies have dried up. While this isn’t Manly Spirits core business, they are among the few businesses who have permits for high grade alcohol, so it only made sense to support the community in this way.

“We knew that providing hand sanitiser for our local community was simply our part to play in this time.”  Said David, co-founder and Head Distiller. “We just want to help in any way we can.”

Their biggest challenge is trying to get plastic squeeze bottles with lids and pump lids so they can fill them as there appears to be a shortage. If any organisation has spare they would appreciate them.

They have tweaked their gin label to say; Hand Sanitiser, Premium Craft, for those who appreciate exceptionally crafted hand sanitiser paired perfectly with social distancing and caring for others. Enjoy the aroma of gin with happy thoughts.

Manly Spirits Co. Distillery’s hand sanitiser will be available in 5L Tubs for community organisations next week.  With every 700ml bottle of spirits purchased, customers will receive a Manly Spirits Gin aroma hand sanitiser FREE of charge.  We hope this helps with the shortage out there and allows people to feel a little bit more comfortable.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Mags

    Hello

    I am just wondering if it’s possible to purchase the Hand Sanitiser at all?

    And what size the bottle is?

    Thanks Mags

    1. Beth

      Hi Mags, we currently have an offer where you can get a free 50ml hand sanitiser with a 700ml Bottle / G&T Carton / Gin Trio Gift Pack purchase. Thanks!

  2. Marie Scrivener

    I would like to know if I
    Can purchase
    Hand sanitizer please

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      Presently every bottle of gin purchased still receives a free 100 ml bottle.

      Due to an overwhelming response our commercial packs have now ‘sold out’ at the moment but we are working on securing more containers/bottles to put our 2nd batch in. If you want to wait for the commercial packs please register interest on website.

      Thanks for supporting Australia Craft Spirits & Gin Aroma Sanitiser.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

  3. Sarah

    Hi i am trying to place an order and it is not allowing me.

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      Presently every bottle of gin purchased still receives a free 100 ml bottle.

      Due to an overwhelming response our commercial packs have now ‘sold out’ at the moment but we are working on securing more containers/bottles to put our 2nd batch in. If you want to wait for the commercial packs please register interest on website.

      Thanks for supporting Australia Craft Spirits & Gin Aroma Sanitiser.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

  4. Jenny Moore

    Hi Manly sanitiser,can I order some on line please.Many thanks

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      Presently every bottle of gin purchased still receives a free 100 ml bottle.

      Due to an overwhelming response our commercial packs have now ‘sold out’ at the moment but we are working on securing more containers/bottles to put our 2nd batch in. If you want to wait for the commercial packs please register interest on website.

      Thanks for supporting Australia Craft Spirits & Gin Aroma Sanitiser.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

  5. Andrew Benson

    Where abouts on you web site is hand sanitizer available for purchase.

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      Presently every bottle of gin purchased still receives a free 100 ml bottle.

      Due to an overwhelming response our commercial packs have now ‘sold out’ at the moment but we are working on securing more containers/bottles to put our 2nd batch in. If you want to wait for the commercial packs please register interest on website.

      Thanks for supporting Australia Craft Spirits & Gin Aroma Sanitiser.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

  6. Dawn

    If I order a coastal citrus gin will one of your sanitiser bottles be included in my order?

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      Presently every bottle of gin purchased now receives a free 100 ml bottle.

      The commercial packs have now ‘sold out’ at the moment but we are working on securing more containers/bottles to put our 2nd batch in. If you want to wait for the commercial packs please register interest on website.

      Thanks for supporting Australia Craft Spirits & Gin Aroma Sanitiser.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

  7. Becca

    This is ridiculous. I don’t drink and it’s a personal health choice. So why can’t people like me just purchase the hand sanitizer?

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi Becca,
      We are a distillery that moved into making sanitiser during this stressful time due to the shortage of sanitiser on the market. We did have a batch of larger bottles for sale but they sold out within 1 hour so we are just giving away free 1 x 50ml to customers now supporting australian craft spirits. Alot of our channels of distribution have now shut down ie bars, clubs, duty free. We will release our 2nd batch soon which you can purchase

  8. Jayne Martin

    What a great idea you’ve come up with. I always like to support Australian products, so good on you for thinking outside the box. Yourd sincerely, Jayne Martin

  9. W.. Stewart McAlister

    Hi Vanessa,

    I need hand sanitiser not alcohol.

    If you have Manly Spirits Sanitiser for sale, please email the the range of product and price that you sell.

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Our 1st batch sold out. We are presently bottling and will have the next batch up by the late next week.
      Thanks

  10. Brooke

    Hi,
    With the 5l bottles of hand sanitiser that will be coming, are they only being distributed around your local area or to further areas also?

    Thanks
    Brooke

  11. Chris

    Just wanted to say it’s amazing what you’re doing for the community. Big thumbs up

  12. AJ

    Hi Vanessa just checking if you will be restocking your 10 X 100mL small gel hand sanitizer bottles again at all?

    1. Vanessa Wilton

      Hi,
      We will be releasing more the beginning of May as we are just waiting for our bottles to arrive so we can fill them up. Bonus is that the bottles will now be 125ml each x 10 per pack.
      Thanks
      Vanessa

  13. Linda St Hill

    Hi Vanessa,
    Just enquiring whether the offer of a free 100ml hand sanitiser comes with the purchase of a G&T Gift Pack?
    Regards,
    Linda

    1. Beth

      Hi Linda, yes it does 🙂 Thanks! Beth

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