Barossa gin distiller helping prevent COVID-19 at home
A Barossa Valley artisan gin distiller has switched to producing spray sanitiser to help contain the cluster of COVID-19 in the region.
Brett Durand from Durand Distillery usually makes premium gin using Australian Native Botanicals and runs a Gin School at Maggie Beer’s Farm in Nuriootpa.
But when SA Health regulations following the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily ended his gin-making classes in mid-March, he decided to devote his time and still to making sanitiser instead.
“Half the business had to fold itself overnight, at the stroke of a pen, which is understandable for safety’s sake,” Durand says.