The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty over the past few months, including shortages of vital hand sanitizer for everyone. Knowing that we have the proper tools to assist in this shortage, we are excited to share details about our new partnership with the University of Kentucky as they gear up for the 2020-2021 school year.

Earlier this spring the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky was able to make about 300 gallons of sanitizer product. As their production methods evolved, they began seeking out ways to greatly increase production in a way that could benefit the entire university.

By donating 2,000 gallons of distillate to the Beam Institute Four Roses was able to help make sure UK HealthCare and the entire UK campus has enough sanitizer to reopen more safely this fall. Alongside Buffalo Trace, Alltech and Beam Suntory, our donation will allow the institute to produce 10,000 gallons of sanitizer by the end of this year and 20,000 gallons of sanitizer through spring 2021.

At Four Roses we pride ourselves on our commitment as a community partner. We are always looking for ways to lend a helping hand, especially as we all continue to fight this pandemic. With many UK Alumni in our midst, our decision to partner with the Beam Institute was easy and we hope to collaborate more in the future.