Seattle distillery racing to give away hand sanitizer before federal deadline

Copperworks Distilling Co., which made thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer during the pandemic, is trying to distribute free leftovers.

SEATTLE — A Seattle distillery that made thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer during the pandemic is now racing to give away boxes of it.

“I’d love people to come get hand sanitizer, as much as they want,” said Jason Parker, co-founder and president of Copperworks Distilling Company.

Let’s rewind to early 2020.

The world ran out of hand sanitizer, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an emergency rule allowing distillers to start making it.

Alcohol is their specialty,

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