#virtuallyBARTable | Oakland Distillery Shows Team Spirit in Hand Sanitizer
Despite the very worrisome economic times in the service industry, Pierce decided not to turn a profit from Hand Sanity, which is in high demand. Instead, he allocates the special OSC remedy for frontline healthcare workers. Pierce and co. have donated bottles of Hand Sanity to the Oakland Fire Department, Oakland Police Department, Highland Hospital ER, and Operation Dignity (a nonprofit serving unsheltered community in Oakland).
We were already scaling our ‘Hand Sanity’ Hand-sanatizer this Monday when Melinda Drayton from @oaklandfirefighters got in touch asking if we could help fill a supply gap with their 500 badass firefighters and paramedics. It took us a couple days to get it right (all that really matters is it’s 63% ABV, who cares if it’s runny) but we were able to pass off a bunch Wednesday and then resupply them yesterday. We were also able to make little personal bottles for the East Bay unsheltered community (pic #4). Thanks @libbyschaaf ‘s office for the connect and @operationdignity for all you do. This slow moving but rapidly escalating crisis has changed everything. But at least we’re all in it together and we all feel like we’re on the same team. Finally. Stay strong, vigilant, and take care of each other.
And it’s earning OSC brand allegiance. Locals are now making their own home versions of sanitizer by purchasing OSC’s Glasshouse 153 Proof Brandy online at Bounty Hunter. The brandy is well above the alcohol threshold needed for effective sanitizer and has seen a spike in demand since COVID-19. The at-home DIY process: Mix OSC Glasshouse 153 Proof Brandy (76.5 ounces) with aloe gel (16.5 ounces) and orange bitters (2 ounces).
Huge props to @saulranella the genius behind the bar-program at the venerable @hogislandoysterco and our collaborator on our AUTOMATIC Halfshell Oyster Gin. Thanks for using our glasshouse 153-proof brandy and for sharing this vital knowledge. Full circle, we just passed off 9 Liters of our homemade OsCo ‘Hand Sanity’ hand sanitizer to the @oaklandfirefighters to distribute amongst their 500 badass firefighters and paramedics. #Repost @saulranella ・・・ New meaning to a hand crafted cocktail! #besafe #staystrong @briefcase_full_of_booze