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Drinking Dented Brick: Part 1—The Spirits of Salt Lake with Marc Christensen

  • Lost Property Bar and Kitchen 1704 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028 United States (map)
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While Utah is historically associated with teetotalism and the temperance movement, the state is increasingly a center of distilling and fine American-made spirits. On Tuesday, February 19, join The Museum of the American Cocktail and Dented Brick Distillery, built on land that once was the site of Utah's first distiller of record, for a complimentary tasting of rums, whiskey, vodka, and gin led by Marc Christensen, Dented Brick's Founder & CEO. After the tasting, enjoy the evening's featured spirits in three MOTAC Custom Cocktails, courtesy master bartender Rhino Williams, and support The Museum of the American Cocktail!




  • Antelope Island

  • Antelope Island Red Barrel-Aged

  • Premium Craft Well


  • Hugh Moon White


  • Great Basin Bristlecone


  • Roofraiser



A few years back, a small group of entrepreneurs from Utah, “UTAHENEURS,” gathered in my office to start the weekend with a CRAFT cocktail hour. As usual, we were discussing what was going to be the next big thing in start-up business.

I had just turned 50, the oldest in the group, so in reality the topic that evening was more about pursuing ventures that were in line with our life passions before our time was up!

As the conversation (and the drinks) continued to flow, the group discussed the things we found to be important in living our lives…like living purposefully in wild Utah among the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, enjoying all the outdoor recreation Utah has to offer, and imbibing fine hand-crafted spirits.

As a long-time skier, cyclist, and fisherman, I proclaimed that I knew precisely what the gang should do. “Let’s build a world-class distillery in Salt Lake City…we may not make a dime, but at least we’ll be pursuing our passions, our outdoor lifestyle, and drinking only the finest hand-crafted spirits from our distillery.”

The rest, they say, is ancient history.

— Marc Christensen, Founder & CEO


Marc Christensen, Founder & CEO

Marc Christensen, Founder & CEO

Marc Christensen is a proven entrepreneur and regulated markets wholesale distribution specialist. As the Founder & CEO of Dented Brick Distillery, he managed the venture from concept to fully operational production facility. He executed the initial capitalization and closing of an SBA construction loan and managed the design build contract to completion and occupancy. Marc also managed the federal TTB permitting of the facility and COLA label applications, as well as the state licensing and product approval applications for every state. Finally, Marc attracted qualified distributors and is building a national wholesale distribution network, bringing multiple trademarked brands to market in multiple states in only 24 months of operation.