In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to bolster supplies nationwide and maintain the employment of as many of the Archie Rose team as possible we have now reallocated our spirits production capacity to hand sanitizer. The product formulation is based on the World Health Organisation as well as the Australian Department of Health guidelines for effective and safe sanitizer.
Based on the very short supply of 500ml bottles from key suppliers around Australia this latest release will be dispatched from week beginning 27 April 2020 and will be drawn from a mix of bottle colours and materials and lid colours. The botanical distillate ingredients may also vary from batch to batch but will still come from the same 100% natural stock we use for our gin production.
Based on the almost instant sell out of previous batches and the number of people who have signed up to hear more about this product - balanced against our website, team and technical capabilities together with an unprecedented demand for this product - we are alerting the sanitiser notification list to updates based on when you subscribed.
This unfortunately means that based on the way our website notification list is coded that if you miss out on pre-sale stock this time around (i.e. the out of stock message is displayed), you will need to re-sign up for the notification list again in follow up - or if you’re on other Archie Rose platforms including our database and social and you’re interested in hearing more about our Hand Sanitiser please sign up also. Our sincere apologies on this and thanks again on all fronts for your patience here.
We are otherwise working around the clock to have more ready to pre-sale as soon as more ingredients and packaging becomes available - so please continue to watch your inbox for updates. Please note with a 65% ABV this product is consumer-grade and not suitable for use in a medical capacity due to the restrictions that exist around shipping products that are 70% ABV and above.
Finally, while like the rest of Australia the Archie Rose team continues to face incredibly challenging times your support of this Hand Sanitiser to date means we have been able to re-deploy all our permanent bar staff members and over a third of our casual bar staff who were stood down as a result of the government’s bars shutdown to our hand sanitiser bottling line. We thank you for your support and your patience and understanding on all fronts.