The HR1 Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer has been created by the England-based Chase Distillery as a new product to help support essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The product was created as a joint venture with the distiller's sister brand Willy's which produces apple cider vinegar and features an 80% ABV to ensure it's as effective as possible at killing pathogens. While the sanitizer is available for purchase, the distillery has already donated 30,000 of the World Health Organization (WHO)-approved product to essential workers in the Worcestershire and Herefordshire areas.
Global Brand Ambassador for Chase Distiller James Chase spoke on the HR1 Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer saying, "I never thought I’d see the day when part of our distillery was used to make anything other than delicious tasting vodkas and gins, but these are strange times. While it might only be [a] small help, we hope it allows people [to] stay as hygienic as possible during this challenging time. We’ve also donated several tonnes of potatoes to local food banks and we’ll continue to do all we can to support those most in need.”