Minden Flour Mill

This National Historic Place was constructed in 1906, and played an important role in the development of Carson Valley. Its original owner, the Minden Flour Milling Company, was instrumental bringing the railroads to Minden, and helped spur the growth of electric power to the area. By the 1920s, the mill had become one of the largest in the state, processing 100 barrels of flour a day as well as chicken and cattle feed. It shuttered its doors in the 1960s and changed ownership several times until being purchased by the Bently family.

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closeup of a carl still

The building’s concrete foundation was a novelty of the time, and the its architecture represents the industry’s transition from European influences to modern American design. To properly save the original machinery, we hired a historian who specializes in flour mills to identify, catalogue, and preserve more than two dozen pieces of equipment. The old mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1978.

The Tasting Room

The Bently Heritage Tasting Room is a special place for people to enjoy and be educated on not only Bently Heritage, but distilling in general. Here, visitors can experience tours, tastings, or bespoke cocktails that are only available at our distillery.

While you enjoy your drink at the tasting bar, expansive views are seen throughout. Whether you're looking at the Eastern slope of the Sierra, or catching a glimpse of the distillers in our traditional Single Malt production area, your experience is sure to be nothing short of word class.

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