News • 13 Jul 2020

A helping hand at a time of crisis

A helping hand at a time of crisis providing hand sanitizer to those who need it most during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Whilst Open Minds was working behind the scenes to ensure that we had enough PPE, including hand sanitiser to keep all our clients, their families and our staff safe, one local business in Northern NSW was also focussing on keeping their local community, including Open Minds, safe.

While we know and love them for making delicious Rum and Gin, Husk distillery are pivoting away from the spirits and towards the production of one of the most valuable, highly in demand products of the world right now… Hand Sanitizer!

Husk Distillery in North Tumbulgum, known for their delicious, French influenced Caribbean inspired Rums, and community minded focus, heeded the need, adapting their large Forsyth column (normally used for Gin production) and began producing top quality hand and surface liquid sanitiser.

Working around the clock, to combat at what had become an Australian-wide shortage, whilst managing the community requests, they donated Open Minds a batch to ensure our staff and clients were kept safe.

The initial batch of hand and surface sanitiser had the elements of the residual gin so comes with a lovely lemon myrtle scent to it. The later batches that were and still are produced, will be made from the locally produced liquid sugar and will take on a more earthy scent.

“To be able to help our local community and provide a small relief of the pressure they were feeling, gave us an enormous sense of pride”

“At a time like this we felt that it was our responsibility to step up and provide a support to the wonderful work the Open Minds has done and will continue to offer for the local communities within Northern NSW” said Abbie from Husk Distillery.

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