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Litchfield Distillery Halts Liquor Production To Make Disinfectant Spray

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A distillery in Connecticut has stopped making spirits and switched to producing free bottles of disinfectant alcohol spray. 

Jack Baker with Litchfield Distillery told Hearst Connecticut Media the move made sense given the lack of hand sanitizer on store shelves.

The CDC recommends 60% alcohol solutions to kill germs. The Litchfield Distillery spray is 130 proof. It is not officially approved as a healthcare or sanitation product. 

The company will distribute its limited supplies to healthcare workers, shelters and soup kitchens only.