St. Petersburg, FL — Kozuba & Sons Distillery
In March, Kozuba & Sons Distillery halted the production of their artisanal spirits to reallocate all resources to manufacture much-needed hand sanitizer for the community in the wake of COVID-19. The St. Petersburg-based craft distillery has been able to produce enough inventory to be able to now offer sanitizer for purchase to both the business community and the general public.
Following World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, Kozuba is producing the highest quality hand sanitizer containing the necessary 80 percent ethanol. The hand sanitizer formulation is also compliant with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
“When we shifted our production, we started out by giving sanitizer to first responders, healthcare facilities, and local charities,” said Matthias Kozuba, proprietor. “Now that we have the logistics of contactless pickup figured out, we’re happy to further serve our community and make hand sanitizer available to the general public.”
Businesses seeking to purchase larger quantities of hand sanitizer can now order in bulk from the online retail store. Nonprofit organizations seeking donations, should complete the online request form.
The family-run business has generously donated their sanitizer to first responders and charities including Bay Pines VA Health Center, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation, CASA, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and The Ronald McDonald House, in addition to many other local nonprofits serving highly vulnerable populations.
“The need for sanitizer has been overwhelming, and we are thrilled that we have been able to help our neighbors in this way,” said Kozuba. “So many people have asked us how they can help support us in return. As a local small business, we ask the public to support us by making purchases through our retail shop, reviewing us online, and engaging with us on social media.”
In order to allow for safe distribution of spirits and adhere to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, Kozuba is offering online ordering with contactless curbside pickup. In addition to hand sanitizer, the full line of Kozuba spirits and other merchandise are available at the online shop.
The most current updates on hand sanitizer production and distillery operations are available on Kozuba social media channels:
Kozuba & Sons Distillery is a craft distilling operation offering premium spirits. Based in St. Petersburg, FL since 2015, Kozuba & Sons Distillery was founded by Zbigniew “Papa” Kozuba, a biochemist and businessman, and his two sons, Matthias and Jacob Kozuba. The Kozubas originally began distilling in Jablonka, Poland with traditional Polish recipes before moving to the US to expand operations to include new recipes and innovative products.