LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has added a historic distillery in Northern Nevada to his portfolio.
Foley Family Wines announced Wednesday that it has expanded to a facility in Minden, located about 45 miles south of Reno.
The facility includes one distillery for American whiskey and white spirits, which is housed in a 100-year-old creamery, and another for American single-malt whiskey, housed in a 100-year-old flour mill.
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"I'm very proud of what we've accomplished in Nevada," Foley said in a statement, "and I'm looking forward to introducing our spirits to the marketplace."
The flour mill will also serve as the "guest experience center," with multiple tasting areas included. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The facility will use locally-sourced grains to produce spirits, which will then be available for purchase through national wholesalers and direct-to-consumer channels.
"Foley Family Wines has been expanding our luxury portfolio of wines since 1996, and we are eager to launch a full range of high-end spirits," Shawn Schiffer, president of Foley Family Wines, said in a statement. "As the demand for spirits continues to grow and the consumer profile evolves, this is a strategic step for us."