Minden Mill Bently Heritage Concept

A Future Informed by Our Past

Jan 22, 2016 • Tags: Sustainability

The visionary behind Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, Christopher Bently, grew up in Minden. As a child he played inside the Flour Mill and Creamery buildings. He understands that these structures are part of the heart and soul of our small town, and his goal is to safeguard that history.

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Farm to Flask

All grains for distilling at Bently Heritage are grown nearby on Bently Ranch.

Carson Valley Landmark

The Minden Mill silos are 40 feet high, plus 10 feet more for the peaked roof.

Video slides of our progress on the distillery buildout.

Horse And Cart

Old Minden

Founded as a ranching town, Minden was one of the first true cities in the Old West.

Second Floor Joists

Construction in the Mill

Preserving original construction elements while updating the building structure.

Bringing History to Life

Our home is the more than 100-year-old Minden flour mill which sits proudly on the National Register of Historic Places.

Blueprints

Planning & Preservation

This project is the culmination of years of careful planning with architects & engineers.

LEED Preservation

Once the largest operating mill in the area, today it will be restored to modern LEED certified standards.

Stills

A Modern Distillery

Although we’re preserving the old, our equipment is state-of-the-art.

Historic Milling Machine

Pride in our Roots

Just as the original mill workers took pride in their craft, we take pride in ours.