With the shortage of hand sanitizer, Timber Creek Distillery created their own brand based on the World Health organization’s formula. The Local Crestview business took it one step further by giving out their product for free.

CRESTVIEW — "BYOB" has a new meaning for this local distillery.


With the shortage of hand sanitizer, Timber Creek Distillery created their own brand based on the World Health organization’s formula. The Local Crestview business took it one step further by giving out their product for free.


Community members are encouraged to bring empty bottles and visit the distillery located on Lake Ella Road in groups of 10 or less, said Camden Ford, president of Timber Creek Distillery.


"It feels good to help try to give back," said Ford.


Ford said he wanted to help community members have access to the product after stores were unable to keep up with the demand. He noticed other distilleries creating their own and did the same. The formula for creating sanitizer starts with at least 60% alcohol, something in large supply at Timber Creek.


The final two ingredients are hydrogen peroxide and glycerol.


The homemade hand sanitizer comes in 10 different types, using various rums, whiskeys, gins and vodka.


"As long as people need it, we’ll be making it," Ford said.