Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc., the country’s oldest distillery announces its latest addition to its essential product line after it launched Consumer Protect 70% Ethyl Alcohol -anti bacterial sanitizer at the start of the Covid-19 ECQ late March last year. Si Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap (Calamansi and Dalandan variants) is made with the by-product of the country’s premium Philippine craft spirits Manille liqueur de Calamani and Dalandan.
Since developing Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur in 2002, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. has been at the forefront of championing Philippine raw materials in the development of value added alcoholic beverages that every Filipino can be proud to call a 100% local product.
In 2014, the company developed Manille Liqueur de Calamansi, an innovative product that sought to capture the unique zest of calamansi in a bottle. They would later develop a dalandan variant of the product.
The story behind each bottle makes it more special, considering the corporate passion for local produce and farming communities. The company supports local farmers by paying them the market price of Calamansi and Dalandan. By cutting out the traders, the farmers get 100% of the profits from dealing with the company.
“It’s sort of a CSR effort for our company. This increases every farmer’s margin a great deal,” says Olivia Limpe-Aw, CEO of DestileriaLimtuaco& Co., Inc.
With the brand’s success, the company has been busy with improving its production process, especially in the field of waste management. Since Manille Liqueurs only utilize the oils from the calamansi and dalandan skin, the production of this liqueur ends with a lot of underutilized citrus pulp, seeds, and even rinds. The calamansi and dalandan by-products from the production of Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Dalandan are then ground into a natural citrus mud. This very ground citrus blend is the active ingredient in SI ANTI-BACTERIAL LIQUID HAND SOAP by Destileria Limtuaco.
This product has whitening and antiseptic properties while the fruit pulp exfoliates dead skin, removes dirt and lightens dark spots. This is all thanks to the natural citrus by product from the production of Manille Liqueurs.
The aim to efficiently manage waste products is not lost on the company. In fact, even with its other products, DestileriaLimtuaco continues to research different waste management processes in order to develop goods that may benefit the Filipino, like SI ANTIBACTERIAL LIQUID HAND SOAP.
SI ANTIBACTERIAL LIQUID HAND SOAP is available online through the DestileriaLimtuaco& Co., Inc.’s e-store at www.liquorexpress.ph and Shopee. For inquiries, please call Ann Roque/Alma San Buenaventura at 02-83617491-98 local 844/811.
It is also available in Mercury Drugstore, Kultura, Makati Supermarket, Unimart and Pioneer Center Supermarket. It also comes in beautiful individual boxes for each variant or a twin gift pack that makes it the perfect gift that recipients will surely appreciate, as essential products are the trend these days.
Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Dalandan are available in 750ml bottles (with tin canister option) and new 500ml and 50ml sizes are also available online at www.liquorexpress.ph. It is also available in SM Supermarket, Rustan’s Supermarkets, Robinsons Supermarkets, Landmark, SM Kultura, Tesoro’s, Waltermart, Shopwise, Puregold, Merry Mart, Everplus, Hi-Top, and 7-Eleven outlets nationwide and sold at Duty Free Philippines.
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