High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the world’s only “Ski-in Gastro-distillery.” The distillery is located at exactly 7000 feet in Old Town Park City. Their home, a former livery stable and a Victorian house from Park City’s mining period, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recipient of the 2010 Utah Heritage Foundation Award for Adaptive Use.
High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky in 2004. They chose to relocate to Park City, Utah because of David’s love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history.