Camille Bently

Camille grew up living across the entire United States, which instilled in her a love for travel, adventure, and discovery. It was this love of adventure that took her and her husband, Christopher, to Scotland. There, she was drawn to the centuries-old tradition of distilling that has been passed down from generation to generation and woven into Scotlandʼs history, culture, and communities. This became the inspiration for Bently Heritage Distillery, and for making something truly unique with uncompromising integrity that will be appreciated for generations to come. During the formative years of Bently Heritage, Camille focused on curating a collective of passionate innovators and talented artists, scientists, and alchemists with the goal of infusing each spirit with a brilliant character, unmatched distinction, determined excellence, and a little bit of magic. As it takes a village to raise a child, this project has grown from the love, imagination, and efforts of not only Christopher and Camille but a community of distillers, architects, craftsmen, and committed professionals. Camille takes great pride and joy in the entire estate operation, including its environmentally-responsible agricultural practices, growing non-GMO and Heritage Grains on the estate’s own land, cultivating ingredients to create exceptional gins, reviving the age old—and now rare—tradition of floor malting, and using superior hand-hammered copper stills. These stills were imported from Scotland and Germany and are now housed in historic, century-old buildings that were carefully restored to preserve and enhance their architectural beauty in every detail over a five-year endeavor. Camilleʼs influence, in what has been both a labor and a love, shows through in Bently Heritageʼs culture, sense of holistic environment, and creations.

Camille also has developed and directed the Bently Foundation from its inception, incorporating her and Christopherʼs other passions for protecting the environment and wildlife as well as supporting a culture of appreciation for performing and public art. Together, Christopher and Camille have funded everything from classical ballet, street art installations, animal rescue and welfare, and environmental protection campaigns, to international land conservation projects. Camille has always had a fascination with wildlife and the natural environment, and a desire to protect them. From a young age she provided constant frustration and worry to her mother, always coming home after dark bearing a dayʼs adventure—dirty, scraped, and bruised with some creature swaddled up and determined to nurture it to health: a bird fallen from its nest, or a litter of kittens discovered mewing in the snow. She was always full of stories of caterpillars beginning to cocoon, new lizards in the wood pile, crawdads in the stream, and encounters with colonies of red ants and the bites to prove them. Nothing has been more fulfilling than being surrounded by creatures in nature. Her love and work with the Foundation and the causes it supports is a daily dedication and cherished honor, fulfilling her lifelong dream.

“Nothing has been more inspiring than being surrounded by creatures in nature.”

More Team Members

Founders

Christopher Bently

Christopher Bently

Proprietor
Camille Bently

Camille Bently

Proprietress

Distillery Team

Jason Tollmann

Jason Tollmann

General manager
Jeff Hodson

Jeff Hodson

Director of Sales
John Jeffery

John Jeffery

Master Distiller
Lucas Huff

Lucas Huff

Tasting Room Manager
Ryan Quinlan

Ryan Quinlan

Distiller
Bryce Butko

Bryce Butko

Assistant Distiller

Chelsea Hendricks

Assistant Distiller
Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly

Assistant Distiller
Kassadee Herring

KassaDee Herring

Quality Assurance Specialist
Matt Drew

Matt Drew

Maltster
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Jim Piscotti

Production Process Specialist

Business Team

Tyler Cassacia

Tyler Cassacia

In-House Attorney
Yvette Marie Conde

Yvette Marie Conde

Controller
Brady Frey

Brady Frey

COO
Mark Gruver

Mark Gruver

Security Manager
Jae Henderson

Jae Henderson

Marketing Manager
Jeff Jarboe

Jeff Jarboe

CFO
Carlo Luri

Carlo Luri

Director of Government Affairs
Matt Mckinney

Matt McKinney

Ranch General Manager
Eugene Santos

Eugene Santos

Creative & Technology Director
Scott Shearer

Scott Shearer

Art Director
Larry Vincent

Larry Vincent

Director of Construction
Ingrid Wetzell

Ingrid Wetzell

HR Director