Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. Makes Si Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap from Manille Calamansi and Dalandan Liqueur By-Product

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 Calamanis and Dalandan. 

The production process of Manille Liqueur advocates sustainable manufacturing and upcycling initiatives. As part of the company’s thrust to help preserve the environment and reduce its carbon footprint, we developed a line of anti-bacterial hand soap using the by-products from the production of Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Manille Liqueur de Dalandan. The calamansi and dalandan rinds, seeds, juice, and the mesocarp/endocarp of the fruits are ground into a citrus “mud”, as we call it, and transformed into a natural by-product. This Calamansi&Dalandan mud is used as the essential active ingredients to create “SI ANTI-BACTERIAL LIQUID HAND SOAP” with Natural Calamansi (Philippine Lemon) and Dalandan (Philippine Orange). 

Since Manille Liqueur de Calamansi was launched by Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. in 2014, the brand has always championed the Philippines. From the unique zesty freshness of calamansi and dalandan in vodka base, to the packaging concept with Filipino design elements of floral embroidery and callado design that you would find in a barong Tagalog, Manille Liqueur boasts a distinct taste, look and feel that matches the brand’s identity of the best Filipino experience in a bottle. 

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. 

The natural active ingredients from the calamansi and dalandan by-product have whitening and antiseptic properties while the fruit pulp exfoliates dead skin, removes dirt and lightens the dark spots & other impurities. 

SI ANTI-BACTERIAL LIQUID HAND SOAP is available online through the Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc.’s e-store at and Shopee( 842.12417492572). 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 

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. 

About Destileria  Limtuaco  &  Co.,  Inc.

Destileria  Limtuaco  &  Co.,  Inc.  was  established  in  1852  and  is  the  oldest  distillery  in  the  Philippines.  Through  five  generations  of  master  blending  tradition,  Limtuaco  has  invented,  developed  and  patented  numerous  formulae  and  aging  processes  in  the  wine  and  liquor  industry. The company has been awarded various distinctions by  the Mode Selections,  Institut  Pour  Les  Selections  De  La  Qualite  in  Rome,  Italy  and  London,  England  for  its  whisky,  rum,  brandy,  vodka  and  gin.  It  had  recently  also  been  recognized  by  the  International  Taste  and  Quality  Institute  in  Brussels,  Belgium  for  its  Paradise  Mango  Rum  Liqueur,  Napoleon  VSOP  Brandy, Old Captain Rum and Amadeo Coffee Liqueur. 

Now on its 169th year, the company has enjoyed loyal following due to its product quality, taste,  Aroma and smoothness as proof of master blending expertise, technical innovation. These steps have  allowed  Destileria  Limtuaco  &  Co.,  Inc.  to  gain  recognition  as  the  quality  leader  of  the  Philippine  liquor  industry.  Its expansion  to  the  international  market  has  made  it  the  top  Exporter  of  distilled  spirits in  the  country  today. Destileria  Limtuaco’s  commitment  to  quality  and  continual  improvement  is  also  manifested  by  being  the  country’s  first  and,  to  date,  only  distillery with an ISO9001:2015 certified quality management system. 

Destileria  Limtuaco &  Co.,  Inc. is  a  1997  Centennial Awardee  of  the  Philippine Department  of  Trade and Industry where it was confirmed to be not only the oldest distillery in the country but  also the oldest manufacturing company in the Philippines. 


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