TORONTO — As part of the national effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Corby Spirit and Wine Limited and its Walkerville Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery have announced they will be producing hand-sanitizer to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
The distillery is known for making J.P. Wiser’s Canadian Whisky and has been in operation for more than 160 years. Typically, it distills 180,000 litres of alcohol every day.
“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, CEO, Corby. “In coordination with local and senior levels of government, we’re utilizing our production capacity and Windsor distillery to help provide hand sanitizer to areas where it is in need.”
The sanitizer will be donated where needed in Windsor and to the TTC in Toronto, due in part to a long-standing partnership between Corby and the TTC. Hiram & Sons is the most recent in a line of breweries and distilleries offering up their space for the creation of sanitizer, other notables include, Labatt and Dillon’s.