Hand Sanitizer at Bendt Distillery

I have always been a bit of a germ-a-phobe so I usually have some hand sanitizer in my purse.  But with this coronavirus thing, even non-germ-a-phobes have bought up all of the hand sanitizer, both locally and online.  I tried to make my own but the recipe called for aloe vera gel.  I guess I'm not the only wanting to make my own hand sanitizer because I can't locate aloe vera gel anywhere either.

I saw a friend share a post on Facebook that a local distillery was giving out FREE hand sanitizer.  

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We have just received a new shipment of bottles for hand cleaner this morning and will be filling them immediately. If you are in need of hand cleaner, please come by today between 10am-7pm. No purchase is necessary and hand cleaner is free of charge.
Please note that our tasting hall bar is closed until further notice. For now, we will continue bottle sales from our retail shop, with the following items available for purchase:
***BENDT No. 5 American Blended Whiskey: $25
***Cocktail Series Old Fashioned: $30
***Single Barrel Bourbon: $45
***Sherry (or) Port-finished bourbon: $60
***Single Malt Whiskey: $80
225 S. Charles Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Tuesday retail / hand cleaner pickup: 10am-7pm
NOTE: Hand cleaner is 70% alcohol by volume. Using hand cleaner is not a replacement for hand washing.
If you have traveled to China, Iraq, Japan, South Korea or Italy in the last 14 days or have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected of having Covid-19 Coronavirus or you have any cold-like symptoms (e.g. sore throat, fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please do not enter the distillery.

Needless to say, I went right over. I have never heard of Bendt and I had no idea there was a distillery in this town. We have been avoiding going out if we can so I was a little nervous going in but it was worth it for hand sanitizer. I loved being greeted inside the door by lots of whiskey barrels.

I went to the retail shop to ask about the hand sanitizer. While I waited for assistance I couldn't help but look around. I decided to pick up a bottle of whiskey to help support this local business who was doing an amazing thing for the community by giving out free hand sanitizer. I decided on a bottle of Bendt No. 5 blended whiskey. the lady checked me out and gave me two free bottles of hand sanitizer. I felt like I had hit the jackpot!

I smiled at the whiskey barrel that had barrel plugs used for checker pieces. Such a crafty idea!

The distillery looked really interesting and I learned that they usually offer tours but they have closed that in an attempt to limit people being in close contact with each other. I will definitely have to bring Stuart back here once they start doing these again.

I walked out of Bendt with my goodies and just sat in my car in their parking lot for quite a while. Of course, I drenched my hands in the sanitizer but then I just sat and thought.

I had such an uneasiness about me. I just sat there thinking about this virus and wondering how bad it really is and just how contagious is it. There doesn't seem to be a lot known about it yet. I want to be sure to protect my family and I worry that my son and I might be at a higher risk because of our asthma. I thought that if it is spreading then things are going to get worse before they get better so I should probably take care of that toothache I've been having while I still feel safe enough to go to the dentist. I called the dentist from the Bendt parking lot but got voicemail. I hate going to the dentist so I chickened out and didn't leave a message. I decided to just wait until this virus has passed and then go get it fixed.

Today things got a little more serious though. I sent this text to my dad...

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