A few years back a small group of entrepreneurs from Utah gathered to start the weekend with a Craft cocktail hour. As usual, we discussed what we thought made the ideal drink and how it might taste. After repeating this ritual over the years, we finally had the guts to bring to life our passion for the highest quality spirits and recipes from centuries-old pioneers.
It was important that we build a world-class distillery in Salt Lake City with the integrity that mirrors our lifestyle. So we agreed…just as we live purposefully and joyfully among the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah, so will we distill the liquid treasure that comes from our local Artesian well. Combined with a regionally sourced grains and house select yeasts, Dented Brick® will offer small batch, handmade spirits to the most discerning palates.
I invite you to experience the well-balanced flavors of original recipes and the stories from which they were born.
To your good health and a well-lived life,
When we set out to find the ideal land on which to build our distillery, we were armed with one critical piece of advice from an old moonshiner I had met in my travels and education in Kentucky. “It’s the water, stupid!” this old moonshiner proclaimed, when giving his advice on the most important ingredient essential in making great liquor! So it would be!
The search would end with a gift from heaven (and mother nature)… a property with an Artesian water well! The well would mark the spot where we would build our world class distillery. What’s more, the land was once the farm of Utah’s very first distiller of record, Hugh Moon. Hugh produced whiskey in Salt Lake City for early Mormon Pioneers in 1850’s.
Dented Brick Distillery is named in honor of the well driller that was responsible for the amazing artesian well that is located at the distillery and is the source of water for our spirits. The well driller was killed in a blazing gunfight that left impressions in the bricks of his house. To honor the well driller, some of those "dented bricks" were transferred to the new distillery building and gave it its name.