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Elliott Davis ’77 morphs distillery into hand sanitizer operation

Elliott Davis, founder of Mine Hill Distillery in Roxbury, Conn., is producing hand sanitizer for first responders in Roxbury, Bridgewater, New Milford, and Washington, Conn. “They’re thanking us because there is no commercially available hand sanitizer. Anything we can do to keep them safe, so they’re protected, as are the people they’re responding to.”

He is following the World Health Organization’s sanitizer recipe. "The process is pretty much the same. You're making premium vodka, but you're not diluting it down to drinking strength, so it has to be higher proof. Then you add in the hydrogen peroxide and the glycerol."