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Alexandra S. Clough
Washington, DC (March 23, 2020) – Amid tasting room closures and layoffs, these small, independent businesses – which directly support U.S. agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and hospitality — are facing a new wave of uncertainty due to the imminent threat of COVID-19.
Still, even in spite of this difficulty, the craft distilling community continues to rally, with 75 percent of distilleries reporting they are ramping up efforts to help alleviate the national shortage of hand sanitizers and sanitizing solutions. From local hospitals to the Department of Defense, ACSA’s membership has been flooded with requests for help, and over the past week, the trade association has worked closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for guidance and oversight.