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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.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020