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Michigan's Gypsy Vodka producing sanitizer for hospitals, first responders

Posted at 9:03 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 21:03:22-04

(WXYZ) — A Michigan-based distillery is producing hand sanitizer to help hospitals and first responders.

High Five Spirits distillery is known for producing Gypsy Vodka. They're taking a break from making vodka, and switching production to produce hand sanitizer all over the state.

Brothers and Birmingham natives Adam and Mike Kazanowski started High Five Spirits, based in Petoskey. The distillery already completed 500 gallons for McLaren hospitals and their local first responders.

“As soon as we got the call and heard that we were allowed to make hand sanitizer, we immediately shut down vodka production and figured out a way to start producing hand sanitizer,” Michael Kazanowski said.

The Kazanowskis say they have plans to continue producing sanitzer amid the coronavirus pandemic. For more on how to request some or learn about their production, click here.

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