Forget bourbon and gin — in the era of coronavirus, distilleries (and even some breweries) go all in

Forget bourbon and gin - in the era of coronavirus, distilleries (and even some breweries) go all in on hand sanitizer

By Josh Noel | Chicago Tribune | March 24, 2020
 

When its first bottles of hand sanitizer left Koval distillery Monday afternoon, a pivot unimaginable even a month ago became complete: from high-end spirits producer to global health crisis warrior.

Whiskey-filled oak barrels continue to age in Koval’s 46,000-square-foot Ravenswood facility, but the 12-year-old distillery has transformed itself in a matter of days into, of all things, a hand sanitizer manufacturer. READ MORE