No doubt the coronavirus and the Shelter at Home order for the State of California, and for San Diego County, is creating lots of issues – high unemployment, lots of closed businesses, short supplies at many stores, and the list goes on.
Pacific Coast Spirits in Oceanside opened in December 2019 and, like other area restaurants, is only open for take-out food with curb-side pick-up service in their parking lot.
But this distillery is doing something different – helping the community at the same time by distilling hand sanitizer.
Master distiller and owner Nicholas Hammond is creating hand sanitizer in order to help those in need as well as to keep his business going. The sanitizer is made with 80% alcohol, glycerine, hydrogen peroxide and purifies water, and is available by online order for pick-up at the venue.
The sanitizer is available in 750 ml bottles (25 ounces) for $60 as well as small spray bottles at $5 (if available – spray bottles seem to be in short supply).
Pacific Coast Spirits and their hand sanitizer production operation was recently written up in the Coast News (March 27, 2020). The article also mentions other distilleries that are producing hand sanitizer – Seven Cave Spirits in Vista, and Liberty Call in Barrio Logan. No doubt the same is happening around the country!!
Pacific Coast Spirits is located at 404 S. Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside, on the east side of the road. Currently the hours are 11 am until 7 pm daily which is different from their normal business hours (subject to change so check online first). Call them at (760) 453-7150 with questions.
And I sure look forward to dining there when this is all over. Looks like a great menu for their farm-to-table restaurant (order your food online for curbside pickup).