Galway distillery launches hand sanitiser package for businesses

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Micil Distillery in Salthill is preparing to launch a new hand sanitiser package aimed at helping small businesses and organisations adapt to new hygiene practices as they reopen their doors.

The Galway distillery’s ‘Back to Business Safely’ hand sanitiser package is designed to relieve some of the stress that small local businesses may face in implementing updated hygiene practices.

The package is available to be ordered from today, and includes four refillable hand sanitiser wall-mounted dispensers, four 150ml Micil hand sanitiser pump-top bottles, three 5 litre refill drums of Micil hand sanitiser and a reusable 5L pump dispenser.

Despite producing, bottling and labelling all their sanitiser by hand at the distillery in Salthill, they have chosen to sell the package for €295 plus VAT, to support businesses in the community.

Because of the pandemic, the Micil family, which has been distilling poitín for over 170 years, was faced with the difficult decision to pause the production of hand-crafted spirits for the first time since 1848.

The action was taken as part of an effort to free up the distillery’s supply of alcohol and begin manufacturing antibacterial sanitiser to assist in the fight against the coronavirus.

The team has received a lot of support from the local business community purchasing their hand sanitiser products, meaning Micil Distillery has been able to donate over 1,000 bottles to a number of local charities including Galway Simon Community, Ability West and Cancer Care West.

Although spirit production at Micil Distillery has come to a halt for the moment, quantities of their unique spirits originally earmarked for bars and restaurants around the country are in stock at the distillery.