A COUNTY distillery is producing a different kind of alcohol and is making hand sanitiser for key workers amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

NB Distillery in North Berwick usually make gin, vodka and rum but launched NB Sanitiser this week and is producing it to assist with the coronavirus crisis.

It took one week to make the product and it will initially be available for all trade, public sector and key worker organisations.

East Lothian Council were the first customers to order some of NB’s new hand sanitiser, called Nil By Mouth (NBM) Sanitiser, purchasing 500 bottles which will go to those in trade and waste services on Monday morning.

A free home delivery contactless service for all of the distillery’s other products has also been launched, while a limited amount of free hand sanitiser will go to those in East Lothian who make online purchases.

The sanitiser is made with 80 per cent alcohol and follows the World Health Organisation formula.

Vivienne Muir , CEO of NB Distillery said: “I am delighted that at a time of crisis NB Distillery has been able to assist those organisations who require an essential product in this difficult time.

“The team at NB Distillery have worked day and night to get the first batch launched and will continue to do so to keep the supply going.”