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Dented Brick Distillery

Distilling Craft spirits fermented with on-site artesian well water

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Marc has a proven record as a highly accomplished Entrepreneur; first as the Founder/CEO of OTW Safety and now as the Founder/CEO of Dented Brick Distillery. His vision, drive, leadership and tenacity are exceptional characteristics that Marc has consistently demonstrated both at OTW Safety and Dented Brick Distillery. I have seen first hand the exceptional grow and success of both companies Marc has founded and operated. I have total confidence in Marc and his ability to make Dented Brick Distillery a very rewarding investment for all involved with this venture.
Marc has built a business with the intent and ability to scale. His business has a substantial initial capital investment that he structured himself. I love his approach to scaling and look forward to seeing what Dented Brick will do!
I met Marc while he was presenting to the Park City Angels group. Of the many pitches we see, his was one of the very few with a realistic valuation, realistic projections, actual audited financials, and a 4+ year history of operations. This almost never happens. Having toured the facility, it's a well-managed place and Marc is working nonstop to assure a greater success of an already successful business.
He has vision, creative ideas, grit and determination to succeed, and experience with small businesses. If a path is blocked, he will find another way. He thinks ahead, not just to the immediate future, but long-term as well. He’s smart, engaging, and honest.
Marc is a super experienced CEO, finally getting the chance to pursue a business that he's truly passionate about. He unflappable and wise, and this shows in his business strategy and performance thus far.
Jefferey Moon Customer
Wednesday, my wife and I spent a fabulous couple of hours sampling spirits at Dented Brick distillery. Fantastic team of people, very friendly and knowledgeable. The white whiskey is named after my great, great grandfather who was the first distiller of record in the valley so, of course, I had to check it out. All of their products are worth a look/taste. Sharing the family history was a bonus. Thanks Hugh for a great legacy.
Michael Moon Customer
The pure spring water has been the secret since the 1850's
Franklin Rainear Customer
Absolutely absolutely phenomenal in every way! Exceptional exquisite experience! 150 Stars plus and then some!
Gordon Lung Vendor
“It sets them apart,” according to Gordon Lung Jr., project manager with Vendome Copper & Brass Works. Lung, in Utah recently to advise the DBD staff, says, “Everybody’s buying corn, wheat and rye, but not everybody has their own well.”
Kevin Collins National Sales Director, Dented Brick Distillery
I have known Marc for a few years. In these years getting to know Marc, made me realize how much I wanted to invest my future into his Company, Dented Brick Distillery. Marc has an amazing vision on the future of the Adult Beverage Industry. Since he is an outsider, looking into this market category, he brings fresh ideas to the table. Marc, has no walls or boundaries about growing Dented Brick Distillery in a positive atmosphere. He doesn’t know the words “Well it’s not done that way”. Instead, Marc’s Motto is “GET IT DONE. BE CREATIVE AND REMEMBER THE BOTTOM LINE”!
Sandra Bella Investor
"Marc Christensen is an amazing entrepreneur along with being an expert in the spirits and wine industry. I am sincerely excited about my investment in Dented Brick Distillery! The products stand for themselves with many award-winning labels and accolades. The grain to glass and the well mountain water are each very important to me. I am sure these two elements attribute to success however there are many other components that contribute to each product tasting superior, several being devine. This is not a surprise with Marc at the realm as his focus on detail is bar none. I believe in Marc’s philosophy for this Distillery and know that it will be a great success."
Jeff Young Investor
"Having known Marc Christensen for 25+ years, I was excited at the opportunity I had to invest in this company. Marc has been successful in every one of his endeavors and this is no exception. When I first tasted the spirits produced by Dented Brick Distillery from pure mountain water I was interested. The solid business plan sealed the deal for me. With the addition of Jan Petersons line of delicious Rums and the high honors for Bristlecone Gin along with the line of well spirits are proof that my investment in this growing company are worth every penny."
Braeden Oswald Investor
"As an early investor in Dented Brick Distillery, I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing endeavor within the first five minutes of speaking with the CEO, Marc Christensen, over drinks and pizza. With an infrastructure built for growth, DBD is poised to not only shape the Utah market, but also to share in the financial success and benefits of the emerging boutique distillery industry as a whole."
Laurie Kirby, Esq Investor
"We initially invested because we believe in Marc who is truly a genuine, kind and dedicated person. His commitment to producing the finest spirits has resulted in an amazing product with immediate success. Our guests at FestForums, who are the leading festival producers of North American festivals are fans as well!"
Stuart MacNaught Investor
"We have invested twice so far in Dented Brick Distillery and we are so excited about our investment and the company! Everything they do is outstanding. The spirits are superb - and winning lots of top honors on a regular basis. Growth is exponential and Marc Christensen and his crew are making amazing things happen, which is why we decided to invest again. Everything about this venture has been top-notch - the staff, the creativity, the facility, and most importantly-the spirits themselves!"
Jim Young Investor
"[...] visiting the facility and seeing in person how well the planning for the building, internal expansion, and its utilization of the on-site artesian well fit the goals (to invest). The DBD view of expansion and growth with high-quality from-scratch methods are so much more than the typical 'craft' distillery or brewery with their local bases. The continued focus on both expansion of market share in existing markets as well as moving into new markets was the final selling point, providing something that is fun to watch grow, as well as providing the possibility of significant payback to investors."
Celeste Royal Investor
"[...] New Utahns demand quality food, drink, nightlife - driving an explosion in local restaurants/bars, organic food and markets, and craft breweries and distilleries. I became an investor when Marc shared his vision of how Dented Brick would craft award-winning spirits using on-site artesian well water and locally-sourced grains and ingredients to meet the demand. True to his vision, Dented Brick's rum, vodka, gin, and white whiskey have won multi-awards and, in a few short years, enjoy a reputation for excellence in Utah and beyond. I love dropping by the distillery for a taste of the latest bottling and being an owner in Utah's finest distillery."
Milan Boulette Investor
"Following the sale of a business in mid 2017, I found myself in search of a unique investment opportunity. I ran across Dented Brick Distillery and during my due diligence I spent countless hours with Marc Christensen and the team. The potential of this investment quickly became clear to me. Not only did we have a world class, 17,000 sq foot facility capable of large scale production, an artesian well on property, and great stories behind our products, but we already had several products receiving national awards and recognition. [...] Fast forward 2.5 years and I am the Chairman of the Board for Dented Brick Distillery. Each day I learn more about this industry and grow increasingly bullish on the potential of this investment."
Stuart MacNaught Investor
We have invested twice so far in Dented Brick Distillery and we are so excited about our investment and the company! Everything they do is outstanding. The spirits are superb - and winning lots of top honors on a regular basis. Growth is exponential and Marc Christensen and his crew are making amazing things happen, which is why we decided to invest again. Everything about this venture has been top-notch - the staff, the creativity, the facility, and most importantly-the spirits themselves!

In the news

February 9, 2020
Utah's Dented Brick Distillery gives customers a chance to own stock in the company
February 4, 2020
Utah's Dented Brick Distillery - which produces rum, gin, vodka and whiskey - is offering consumers a chance to own stock in the 4-year-old spirits company. To be a partial owner, a minimum investment of $1,000 is required, said founder and CEO Marc Christensen.
BAD Fest Brings Together Brewers, Vitners, and Distillers
November 25, 2019
Susan Welland, founder of the BAD Fest (Brewers, Vitners, and Distillers Fest) joins The Mountain Life to talk up the Festival, taking place December 7 in Salt Lake City. It will feature tastings and workshops, surveying your favorite beverages in this premier event where master craft beer makers, homebrewers, distilling greats, and guests gather to share stories, craft beer and spirits in downtown Salt Lake City at the Impact Hub.
Artisan Spirit: Fall 2016
July 15, 2019
The magazine for craft distillers and their fans.
Salt Lake magazine - Dented Brick Distillery's Moonshine Wins Top Honors
July 15, 2019
Dented Brick Distillery's Hugh Moon White Whiskey, recently earned a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A part of Dented Brick Distillery's historically themed products, Hugh Moon White Whiskey was inspired by Hugh Moon, the first Utahn to own and operate a distillery in the late 1800s.
Dented Brick Premium Craft Well Gin USA Spirits Review | Tastings
July 15, 2019's Review of Dented Brick Premium Craft Well Gin USA
Dented Brick Distillery
July 15, 2019
We got distilleries and breweries popping up like weeds across the valley, offering fine spirits for us to drink as quickly as they can brew and distill it. The most recent addition tot he valley is Dented Brick Distilling, who are in the process of releasing their white rum onto the masses called Antelope Island Rum.
Dented Brick Distillery | Company Week
July 15, 2019
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Best Craft Vodka Distillery Winners: 2018 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
July 15, 2019
The winners for Best Craft Vodka Distillery are in! Click to see the winners for Best Craft Vodka Distillery , chosen by the readers of 10Best and USA TODAY.
Dented Brick Distillery Announces Collaboration with Golf Legend Jan Stephenson
July 15, 2019
Award winning Dented Brick Distillery has been awarded a contract to produce and distribute Jan Stephenson's Tropical Fruit Flavored Rums. The distillery will produce Passion Fruit, Pineapple, and Mango flavored rums for Jan. The rums will be released at the 75th Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas Nevada May 2.
Exclusive Interview with Marc Edward Christensen, Salt Lake City Distillery, LLC (dba Dented Brick Distillery)
July 10, 2019
Marc Edward Christensen, Salt Lake City Distillery, LLC (dba Dented Brick Distillery), South Washington Street, Ste.
Local Distillery's Spirits Flying Off Shelves at State Liquor Stores
March 8, 2019
Located in South Salt Lake, Dented Brick Distillery makes grain-to-glass, small-batch vodkas, gins, rums, and whiskey. Over the past year they have expanded nationally and their well brand has been exploding locally, garnering over $250,000 in sales in just the last 90 days.
This Utah Distillery With Its Own Artesian Water Well Offers The Tastiest Tours
December 27, 2018
Utah is more known for its odd liquor laws than it is for its breweries and distilleries, but little by little, the Beehive State is starting to see some local businesses creating beer, wine, and hard liquor. Here's a local distillery that's fairy new, but it's already winning awards for its unique vodka, gin, and run.
Own a Barrel at Dented Brick · Dishing Park City
July 18, 2018
Dented Brick Distillery is excited to announce their Whiskey Barrel Program that welcomes each of you to participate in the production of their new, premium aged Hugh Moon Whiskey. Crafted by head distiller Mike McSorely, this 100% rye whiskey is a mystic concoction ready to be aged in American oak barrels.
Sammy's Bistro and Dented Brick Distillery Team Up
July 11, 2018
Initially operating as one of the first food booths at the Park Silly Sunday Market, Sam Harris opened Sammy's Bistro at 1890 Bonanza Drive in January 2011. Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives raved about "the local boy serving low brow gourmet grub like the signature Chivito Club and Chicken Bowl with rice".
Dented Brick Distillery's Hugh Moon Whiskey Wins Gold in San Francisco
April 19, 2018
Wherefore a commandment I give unto you that you will not purchase wine neither strong drink from your enemies, you shall only partake in that which is made among you. Renowned in the industry for its integrity and impartiality, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition(SFWSC) has become one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world.
Dented Brick Distillery Hires Batch 206 Distiller
October 9, 2017
This is such an exciting time for the Distillery. Shifting Mike into the distilling leadership role helps the whole team to move forward and excel in their respective roles, as well as sharpen up and dial in our processes to lead our brand to the next chapter.
Dented Brick | A Distiller's Dream
January 5, 2017
"It's all about the water," says distiller Ethan Miller. "There are so many variables that play into the distilling process, but if the water doesn't have the correct pH, or has too many chemical additives or too few minerals, it can throw off everything from initial fermentation to bottle...
Dented Brick: Friendly Spirits - SLUG Magazine
November 3, 2016
Dented Brick Distillery takes its name from the remains of the property's former structure. "We pulled the bricks down with our hands and even kept the dented ones," their website says. Dented Brick wanted to keep the history of the community intact. Even standing outside the three-story structure reminds me of the remains of a Scottish castle.
Dented Brick Distillery
July 16, 2016
I recently visited Utah's newest distillery Dented Brick. They opened March 25 in Salt Lake City. Their master distiller Ethan Miller is a longtime friend and it was wonderful to see him again, he is all grown up! Named after one of Utah's most famous landmarks, Dented Brick mashes, ferments, and distills onsite using only the...
Dented Brick Distillery - A Well, A Will and Sweet Serendipity - Utah Stories
May 26, 2016
What would possess someone to open a distillery in liquor-challenged Utah, where a "sin tax" gobbles profit margins? Marc Christensen, a man possessed, is hard at it within a stone's throw of Temple Square in the capital of the tee-totaling Mormon culture.
Dented Brick Distillery
April 20, 2016
If you’re new to Salt Lake City, you might be tempted to believe that it’s a place where a stiff drink is a hard thing to come by. You’d be forgiven for thinking as much, but you’d be wrong. To be fair, our state did endure a bit of a dry spell.
Comings & Goings: Dented Brick Distillery | Catalyst Magazine
April 6, 2016
By Z. Smith Dented Brick Distillery opened its doors for business in South Salt Lake Easter weekend. Head distiller Ethan Miller says he is committed to crafting liquors that create community and respect the environment, using all natural (and often local) ingredients. They mash, ferment and distill entirely onsite.
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