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Dry Fly Distilling will produce hand sanitizer spray, distribute in Spokane for free

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

A group of friends act as the bottling crew for Dry Fly Distilling label and box bottles of gin May 16, 2009, at the distillery in Spokane. The distillery plans to begin making hand sanitizer, which is in high demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
A group of friends act as the bottling crew for Dry Fly Distilling label and box bottles of gin May 16, 2009, at the distillery in Spokane. The distillery plans to begin making hand sanitizer, which is in high demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Dry Fly Distilling announced Tuesday it has received federal approval to begin producing hand sanitizer spray and plans to distribute the product in Spokane for free.

Now the company is in the process of sourcing bottles for the hand sanitizer with production approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Facebook post from Dry Fly.

“When we received approval to make sanitizer spray, the phones started ringing off the hook,” the company announced.

Dry Fly said one of those calls was from King Soft Water offering to install a system to help purify water for the hand sanitizer. And Spokane Industries, which makes the company’s stainless steel distillery tanks, said it would provide a mixing tank for production.

“My Spokane is as awesome as ever,” founder Don Poffenroth said in the Facebook post. “We shall overcome.”

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