Radico Khaitan, owners of Rampur Indian Single Malt and Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin, has joined a growing list of distillers and brewers in producing hand sanitiser.
The Indian firm said they will begin producing hand sanitiser at their flagship Rampur Distillery in the state of Uttar Pradesh this week on a permanent basis.
The product will be distributed to government hospitals, pharmacies and grocery stores in India this week, with global roll out to markets expected in the coming months.
Radico Khaitan’s portfolio of brands is currently available in over 85 countries and the distillery plans to make its hand sanitisers available in the majority of these markets in order to support healthcare efforts in each country.
“As one of the largest distillers in Asia, we are very proud to support the efforts of the central and state governments across India in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as part of our corporate social responsibility programme,” said Sanjeev Banga, president – international business at Radico.
“Hand sanitisers will become an essential part of our well-being kit as we believe that even when the pandemic is over, people will look to change their personal hygiene habits.”