Distilleries all over the country – known for making hard alcohol like gin, whiskey, and vodka – and giving tours of their facilities – have had to shut their doors to the public. The nationwide shut downs have many businesses left trying to figure out ways to keep employees working while helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the case for these distilleries.
Several have now turned to making hand sanitizer – which contains a high amount of alcohol. Hand sanitizers have become hard to come by as people rushed to buy large quantities. The high demand is forcing distributors to seek overseas supply which can take up to 60 days to get.
Local distillers are making hand sanitizer comprised of 80% high proof alcohol, 1.45% glycerin and .125% hydrogen peroxide – the World Health Organization recommended formula.
The CDC says washing with soap and water is the best way to clean your hands, but when that’s not an option the agency recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Distilleries are willing and able to produce these sanitizers and Mark-it Smart is doing their best to help connect local tribal casinos with these distillers to source quality product while supporting local business.
Mark Ditteaux, Founder and CEO of Mark it-smart, said “as solution providers for tribal gaming, what better way to continue to support our clients while also supporting local business. The Casino Gaming Industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. This at least is opportunity to bring some revenue back to these local distilleries while providing a much-needed resource to our gaming clients”
As casinos look to reopen in the coming month their goals are to create an environment that is safe and sanitized for their players. Access to sanitizer and other protective essentials like masks and wipes will be a huge part of that.
Mark-it smart has built an “Personal Protection and promotional execution essentials catalog that will be necessary for casino re-openings. For more on information on participating regional distilleries or the re-opening catalog please email firstname.lastname@example.org