|Headquarters||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Press Contact||Kym Simons|
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 — 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 incorporated into the new distillery building and gave it its name.
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 mountains of Utah, so will we distill the liquid treasure and gift that comes from our local artesian well. Combined with regionally sourced grains and house select yeasts, Dented Brick® now offers small batch spirits made for the most discerning palates.
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 starts with the water!” 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 the 1850’s.
Managing Member & CEO
Marc is a proven entrepreneur and regulated markets wholesale distribution specialist who, as the Founder of Dented Brick Distillery, managed the venture from concept to fully operational production facility. Marc attracted and secured qualified distributors and built a national wholesale distribution network, bringing multiple brands to market in multiple states after only 36 months operation. As the C level executive for the entity, Marc is working to ensure the company stays true to its established plans and policies.
Prior to Dented Brick, Marc founded OTW Safety. He grew the venture from concept to a multi-million-dollar national manufacturing and distribution company, attracting qualified distributors and building a national wholesale distribution network, bringing multiple proprietary products to market in multiple states.
DBD is committed to positively impacting its community by continuing to promote its brands through its participation in local events and its support of local charitable organizations. In 2019, DBD donated spirits to raise funds for The Utah Symphony, The Utah Pride Center, The Human Rights Campaign, Friends of Great Salt Lake, The Utah Avalanche Forecast Center, and several other local charities.
Marc is a graduate of University of Utah with a BS in Economics.
Aside for his passion for making cocktails, Marc is a passionate skiier and loves to ride mountain bikes.