PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – A distillery in Pigeon Forge is brewing up their very own hand sanitizer to include with all purchases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Junction 35 Spirits in Pigeon Forge has been making hand sanitizer from their own vodka to include free with all purchases at the distillery or restaurant.
Sales of hand sanitizers in the U.S. were up 73% in the four weeks ending Feb. 22 compared to the same period a year ago, according to market research firm Nielsen as people scramble for disinfectants amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Distilleries across the countries have begun modifying their means of production to help meet the demand for hand sanitizer.
While demand remains high, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say soap and water is still the most effective way to clean your hands. The agency recommends first washing hands with warm or cold water and then lathering soap for 20 seconds to get it on the backs of hands, between fingers and under fingernails before rinsing off.
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