Windsor-based distillery making hand sanitizer for the TTC

Mar 20 2020, 6:44 am

Following in the footsteps of other distilleries across Ontario, Windor-based Walkerville Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery is producing hand sanitizer, and it’s being donated to the TTC.

The distillery, under Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, and the producer of JP Wiser’s Canadian whisky, has been in operation for more than 160 years and typically distills 180,000 litres of alcohol every day.

Now, with sanitizer on the production line, the bottles will be donated where needed in Windsor and also to the TTC in Toronto.

“Corby is proud to support the efforts of the Canadian and Ontario governments and communities across the country in fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Patrick O’Driscoll, Chief Executive Officer of Corby, in a release.

“In coordination with local and senior levels of government, we are utilizing our production capacity and Windsor distillery to help provide hand sanitizer to areas where it is in need.”

Corby is the company that provides free TTC rides on New Year’s Eve every year. The hand sanitizer being donated will be used in TTC garages and at collector booths to help people keep their hands clean during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The health and safety of our employees – and our communities – is our top priority,” says O’Driscoll.

“In times like this, it is important that everyone, especially companies with strong Canadian roots, like ours, prioritize good corporate citizenship and step up in the name of the greater good.”