Wednesday, April 01, 2020


The Loch Lomond Group, the producer of its namesake and other Scotch whisky brands including Glen Scotia, has today announced that it has completed production on its first batch of hand sanitiser.

The company has already started working with Fareshare Scotland, who will ensure onward distribution to those who need it most, helping to support Scotland’s most vulnerable people in tackling coronavirus.

Loch Lomond to donate thousands of bottles of hand sanitiser

Produced at Loch Lomond Group’s production facilities in Alexandria, Dumbartonshire and Catrine, Ayrshire, the hand sanitiser has been made in line with World Health Organisation guidelines containing 70% alcohol, and has received duty exemption from HMRC for the alcohol content.

Commenting on the news, Colin Matthews, CEO at the  Loch Lomond Group, said: “It was very important to us that at this time, as we all face such an unprecedented crisis, that we found a meaningful way to help to support the people of Scotland. We operate one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, and quickly realised that we have both the ability and capacity to produce a significant amount of hand sanitiser which is currently in such high demand. By partnering with Fareshare Scotland we can ensure that this donation reaches those people in most need across the country".

Thousands of bottles have already been committed to over 150 organisations and individuals including healthcare and frontline services, helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted by Steve Rush