Last week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced it is authorizing production of ethanol-based hand sanitizers by permitted distillers and many have since jumped on board. The latest is Austin’s Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which said it “has been working hard to get all of the pieces in place to begin production on a hand sanitizer that adheres to industry and governmental guidance.”โฃ

Tito’s said it is “testing our formula, procuring necessary components of supplies and packaging, and preparing for production as we wait for the additional required ingredients to be delivered to the distillery.” The company said it has the ingredients and equipment on order to make an initial 24 tons of hand sanitizer over the next several weeks, and plans to make more after that depending on needs.โฃ

“While we donโ€™t have all of the details quite yet, we do know we will be giving it away for free to our community and those most in need.”

Tito’s will offer updates at