by Anne Knowles

Bently sets distillery, restoration plans in Minden

Christopher Bently is doing what he can to revitalize the Carson Valley area.

The Douglas County entrepreneur, scion to the wide-ranging Bently family business, is restoring several landmark buildings in downtown Minden, hoping to create a thriving hub and, eventually, bring the V&T Railroad back to town.

Bently plans to transform the silo building of the old Minden Flour Milling Co. into Nevada Heritage, a craft distillery making bourbon, gin and other spirits out of ingredients produced solely in the Carson Valley, including grain grown at Bently Ranch.

“My incentive for any business in the mill silos is to restore …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 17, 2013 05:33PM Published Oct 12, 2013 03:49PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.