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Standing still for hand sanitizer at Silo Distillery in Windsor

  • Head distiller Erin Bell checks the proof of ethanol coming out of the still at Silo Distillery in Windsor, Vt., Saturday, March 28, 2020, where production has turned from drinking spirits to hand sanitizer to fill shortages brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Silo has about 500 gallons of the 65% ethanol mixture on order from local businesses, first responders and the U.S. Postal Service. Saturday she prepared 200 gallons to be sent to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Chris Hudkins, of Springfield, Vt., waits at the front of the line to pick up free hand sanitizer on offer at Silo Distillery in WIndsor, Vt., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The business is giving out about 10 gallons, with a 16 ounce limit per person, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Chelsea Mojallali, who does marketing and sales for Silo Distillery, offers a sticker label to Cathy Hoyt for her jars of hand sanitizer at the distillery in Windsor, Vt., Saturday, March 28, 2020. “It’s the first hand sanitizer I’ve been able to get my hands on,” said Hoyt. “It’s wonderful.” Head Distiller Erin Bell is at left. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 4/4/2020 10:13:28 PM
Modified: 4/4/2020 10:14:33 PM

Silo Distillery in Windsor has been offering the community a helping hand after converting a chunk of its operations to producing hand sanitizer rather than liquor.

Visitors have been lining up — as lined up as social distancing allows — to pick up their share of hand sanitizer, which Silo is making available free of charge. The business has been giving out about 10 gallons, with a 16-ounce limit per person, between 4 and 6 p.m. daily.

“It’s the first hand sanitizer I’ve been able to get my hands on,” Cathy Hoyt said. “It’s wonderful.”




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