When times are tough, Virginia distillers are quick to step in to produce one of the first lines of defense against coronavirus: hand sanitizer. The type of alcohol needed to produce this germ-fighter is easily distilled by Virginia producers, as it involves a similar process to that of distilling spirits. By harnessing it for use in hand sanitizer, Virginia distilleries are helping hospitals, doctors and nurses, and any citizen who needs it to stay safe during these challenging times. If you’re in need of hand sanitizer or Virginia-made spirits, check out these Virginia distilleries. Please note that some distilleries are only producing sanitizer for hospitals and first responders at this time.