Casey Jones Distillery making hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19

Casey Jones Distillery is joining in the fight against COVID-19 and has started the process of making hand sanitizer at the distillery on Witty Lane.

Peg Hayes appeared on WHOP Thursday to talk about the initiative, and says it is an honor to be able to help the community and those in the medical field in this way.

She says the formula to make the sanitizer is both complicated and simple in its own way and is made possible through partnerships with Commonwealth Agri-Energy and Froggy’s Fog in Columbia, Tennessee.

Hayes says the product will be available for purchase by the public, with a half-gallon costing $20.  She says they’ll be making larger quantities for healthcare providers—up to 270 gallons.

The hand sanitizer is intended to be clear, odorless and in a more liquid form than typical sanitizer.  Hayes urges people to email or call ahead before attempting to come to the distillery to purchase any—they will announce when the product is ready and availability may be limited.

Casey Jones joins MB Roland and others across the state in this endeavor.