Kinney selling sanitizer from Clayton Distillery

Kim Aubertine applies labels to bottles of 160 proof food grade disinfectant at Clayton Distillery. Emil Lippe/Watertown Daily Times

CLAYTON — Six thousand bottles of liquid hand sanitizer will soon be on their way to Kinney Drugs stores, thanks to Clayton Distillery.

Rick Cognetti, Kinney’s vice president of merchandising, marketing & retail operations, heard that the Clayton-based distillery was producing hand sanitzer from “a friend of a friend,” and contacted the distillery about providing the product to the 97-store Gouverneur chain.

The distillery is making more than 150 gallons of hand sanitizer a day. It’s in high demand and short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. Producing hand sanitizer is keeping the staff at the Clayton-based distillery on the payroll during the coronavirus outbreak.

Kinney Drugs will have the Clayton Distillery 8 fluid ounce liquid hand sanitizer in stock at all stores by Monday, priced at $5.99 per bottle.

Clayton Distillery was the Thousand Island’s first micro-distillery. The distillery produces premium grade distilled products from locally grown grains and fruits.

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