We can assume that most people know about the shortage of a few certain essentials caused by the recent panic. Toilet paper, soap, and hand sanitizer have become a bit tricky to find out in stores while businesses try to restock to fill demand. A local Houston distillery hopes to make hand sanitizer out of their alcohol to help decrease this shortage so people can stay clean.\nHouston's Gulf Coast Distillers decided to take on this challenge after seeing the demand for hand sanitizer go up among the pandemic.\nOne of the largest distilleries in Texas, they typically only make alcohol such as beer, vodka, whiskey, and bourbon, along with their line of coffee.\nThey were able to get FDA approved formulas on how to make hand sanitizer and have been hustling and bustling to get their very own line of the product out and on the shelves for Houstonians to buy.\nIn an interview with Click2Houston, the president of Gulf Coast Distillers, Carlos de Aldecoa, shared that the distillery pondered “how can we help the community?” amid the local panic.\nHe finished by saying that the company doesn't know how long they'll be making hand sanitizer for, “but we’re glad we can make a change.”\nView this post on Instagram Here is a sneak peek of our first run of C4U Hand Sanitizer! We are so proud of all of our employees for helping us make this happen and we look forward to helping our community. A post shared by Gulf Coast Distillers (@gulfcoastdistillers) on Mar 20, 2020 at 5:03pm PDT\nNot only will Houstonians be able to purchase the new line of sanitizer, but others across Texas will too.\nYou can pick up a bottle (and please, only one bottle) at stores such as H-E-B, Dollar General, Aldi and some other shops that already stock the Distillery's other products.\nView this post on Instagram Yesterday we started shipping our #C4UHandSanitizer! Our first priority is serving our First Responders and Nonprofits. We are so happy to be helping our community. A post shared by Gulf Coast Distillers (@gulfcoastdistillers) on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:57am PDT\nDuring these tough times, the best thing everyone can do is stay home, stay clean, and do what they can to help their community without threatening anyone's safety.\nThis is just one of many North American distilleries that are working hard to turn what they do best into a product that everyone wants and needs right now.\nView this post on Instagram Texas is Giant, and Giant is Texas. Our Giant 80 Proof is an award-winning 80 proof Black Label Bourbon Whiskey with hints of vanilla and caramel, perfectly crafted to enjoy straight up or on the rocks. A post shared by Gulf Coast Distillers (@gulfcoastdistillers) on Mar 16, 2020 at 8:30am PDT\nIf you know of anyone at higher-risk who needs help in your neighborhood, consider stopping by your nearest grocery chain that carries this hand sanitizer and picking up a bottle for them, as well.\nStay safe, Texans!