Industry helped build Minden, and the creamery building is at the heart of its roots. Built by one of Nevada’s most celebrated architects, this building signaled strength and prosperity throughout the Carson Valley when it was completed in 1916. It housed the Minden Butter Manufacturing Company, and was the creamery kind in Nevada. The products made here were consumed globally, shipping as far as China.

After five years being lovingly restored, this building has come full circle and once again processes locally-grown products — only now they’re estate-grown grains that are distilled in our Carl stills.

Like the mill building, we worked to repurpose or reuse everything we could in order to create a facility that reveres history and houses our public house and single-malt whisky operation. The end result is a facility that celebrates the past while looking to the future.

The Bently Heritage tasting room is a special place for people to enjoy and be educated not only on 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 single malt production area, your experience is sure to be nothing short of world-class.

Hours of Operation

Thursday
10 am - 9 pm
Friday
10 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm