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Destilería Serrallés to begin producing, distributing disinfecting Superior 70 alcohol

Following the conclusion of its effort to produce and donate more than 57,000 gallons of high-concentration disinfecting alcohol to health institutions in Puerto Rico, now Destilería Serrallés will again shift gears to expand the availability of its Superior 70 disinfecting alcohol.

Company President Philippe Brechot confirmed the Ponce-based manufacturer will be working with industrial alcohol distributors locally and will also be bottling disinfectant alcohol under the Superior 70 brand in 200ml and 1 liter units, which will be available in supermarkets and pharmacies across the island soon.

“The spread of the Coronavirus in Puerto Rico has continued to increase exponentially. We urge our citizens to comply with the quarantine provisions ordered by the government of Puerto Rico and to follow the recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization,” Brechot said.

“We have a collective responsibility to fulfill to help stop the rapid spread of this virus in Puerto Rico, which has also infected more than a million people globally,” he said.

The plan to produce the popular rubbing alcohol is the second phase of the community initiative the company launched last month in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

The company refocused its rum production temporarily in mid-March to produce disinfectant alcohol at a concentration of 70% and 95%, according to the recommendations of the CDC and the WHO.

“Our initiative achieved the main goal of supporting the primary health sector so that it was well supplied with disinfectant alcohol early during the recent crisis,” said Brechot.

The 57,000 gallons of disinfecting alcohol were distributed as follows:

  • 54 of the 68 primary hospitals on the island, including the Río Piedras Medical Center as well as the Veterans Hospital, which represents 80% of hospital facilities;
  • 44 municipalities and their Emergency Management offices, emergency rooms, municipal hospitals, and the Municipal Police;
  • Government agencies such as Emergency Management Offices, the 9-1-1 Emergency System, the Medical Sciences Campus, the Family and Health Departments, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Ports Authority;
  • Public security agencies such as the Puerto Rico Police, the Fire Department, the Public Security Commission, the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation and the Justice Department, among others; and,
  • Nonprofit entities that serve vulnerable and at-risk populations.

“We’re very proud that our donation supported efforts to prepare the primary health sector for the threat of COVID-19,” said Brechot.

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  1. Hubelinda Cortes August 8, 2020

    I grew up using Alcolado Superior 70 in New YORK and have looked all over Puerto Rico in the last months trying to find it. I am glad to have information as to it’s availability soon as nothing compares.

  2. Mirta Davila August 22, 2020

    I have used Alcoholado Superior 70 since birth and I’m 70 years old to be exact. I understand you are working alcohol which is an awesome thing to do , however; you have the same amount of customers who do not and will not use nothing else but Superior 70. May I ask when it will available again? I flew in two weeks ago to look for Superior 70 and can not find it! Please expedite its production again. We are hurting!!

  3. Mirta Davila August 22, 2020

    I have used nothing but Alcoholado Superior 70 since birth and I’m 70 years old now. I use from two to three bottles a month for muscle pain, arthritis and migraines. Please begin production as I know am not the only one! Is the best of all alcoholados in the market. No comparison!

  4. Ariel Vissepo August 26, 2020

    I grew up smelling and eventually using Alcoholado Superior 70. My grandfather as well as my father were heavy users of your product. There is a big shortage of it here in Florida, I was wondering if there is a way to buy it direct from Destilleria Serralles. We use 1 to 2 bottles a month.

  5. Ercilia Alicea August 26, 2020

    I live in new jersey and I been trying to get the alcholado superior 70 and no one has it.can you responded and let me know if I will be able to find it here soon.if not can I order from you guys.

  6. Ivan October 6, 2020

    I am dire need of getting Alcoholado Superior 70 and I can’t find it anywhere. If you sell it retail, I wanna know. Please, let people know where to get it. Thanks.


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