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It’s possible the first batch of sanitizer will be donated to first responders and hospitals, LaSelle said. If there are enough ingredients and packaging available, a second batch may be distributed to the public for donations, the distillery’s co-founder said.
Reports of distilleries across the country using ethanol they produce to make germ-killing hand sanitizer in a time of a pandemic have spread across media outlets nationwide in recent days.
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Since opening in 2014, the Belle of Dayton Distillery has won multiple awards and recognition for its pot-distilled, small-batch spirits, including a coveted Double Gold medal for its Dayton Gin at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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Belle of Dayton opened a 1900s-themed cocktail bar inside the distillery at 122 Van Buren St. in late 2018.
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