Pickerings Gin making hand sanitiser for frontline services from Edinburgh's Summerhall Distillery

Well-loved gin brand, Pickering’s have turned their hand to making hand sanitiser for frontline workers amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 12:30 am
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 12:15 pm
Marcus Pickering (left) and Matthew Gammell (right) owners of Summerhall Distillery have turned their attention to sanitiser making

In a statement on their website, the brand said that last month their available resources had changed to produce hand sanitising spray developed for frontline services such as the NHS, emergency services, schools and care homes.

While the sanitiser is not available through their online retail store or their distillery, frontline services can order sanitiser for a cost by emailing [email protected]

In the statement on their website, Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell, the co-founders of Pickering’s Gin, wrote: “Why at cost? As a small distillery with limited financial resources, we want to ensure that we can sustain this supply of sanitising spray into the months coming.

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“This is not a marketing gimmick and we’re not in this for a quick buck. We want to do our bit to bolster the supply chain and ensure that frontline services can keep themselves and others safe at this worrying time.

“In the meantime, we would like to reassure our customers that we have ample stocks of our gin made and ready to go and will be selling from our website. In order that we can prioritise the production of the sanitiser, all deliveries (including those within the Edinburgh City Bypass) will now by shipped by Parcel Force.

“We are proud to be stepping up, like so many other of our peers in the Scottish distilling industry to make products when people need them most.”