For this week’s program I visited Timber Creek Distillery near Crestview, FL. The owners are Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes, two exceptional entrepreneurs, who are building a new distillery on some beautiful property. Aaron calls it Crestucky. I had the opportunity to meet them when they did some taste testing in Pensacola and found their story to be fascinating. AgWired followers know we support ethanol in our fuel supply and we also support it in fantastic beverages like the ones these guys are making.
The new distillery building, which is near completion, is a massive 13,000 square feet with 40 foot high ceilings and includes outdoor seating areas. They have built their own power supply using solar panels, propane, batteries and backup generators. All of this has been done by just these two guys. To see it you would assume a construction crew had been busy for months. It’s really amazing how much they have done with their own skills and ingenuity.
They have been producing products like Florida whiskies, rum, vodka and gin for over three years and source as much of their ingredients like corn, rye, wheat and more from local Florida farmers. In the program you’ll hear more about this and their hopes and plans for the future. If Florida farmers, especially in the panhandle, would like to contact these guys to provide them with grains and fruits they would love to talk to you.
Listen in to our conversation. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for listening.
Listen to the ZimmCast here: Timber Creek Distillery