High West Distillery Tour & Tasting Room

Written by www.casago.com’s Local Expert


High West is an iconic and internationally-known Whiskey brand that started in Park City over a decade ago that recently made headlines again after committing 1 million dollars towards local conservation efforts. This famous ski-in gastro-distillery is the only one of its kind, in the world! Come visit the distillery for an educational tour on everything High West and the chance to taste their different whiskeys. On the property they also have a tasting room, store, and restaurant. It's a full experience you can't miss when you visit!

Note: This property can only welcome guests 21+

About High West

David and Jane Perkins founded High West in 2006 after moving to Park City in 2004. David Perkins was previously a biochemist who was inspired to get into the whiskey industry after seeing similarities between the processes of his own work and distilling. High West had humble beginnings, starting as a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in a stable and garage. Today, they are one of the most internationally recognized whiskey brands. As the first legal distillery in Utah since 1870, they've already made a name for themselves. Additionally, they're the only ski-in distillery in the world!

Tip: To get to the distillery from Park City, make sure you go to their Wanship location. They do have a High West Saloon & Bar near Main Street, so it's easy to select that location on maps instead of the correct one.

The High West Distillery & Tasting Room

The distillery runs tours from Wednesday-Sunday at 11AM-3PM - every hour on the dot. Though this is a free activity, reservations at least two weeks in advance are highly recommended as this is a very popular and unique activity that fills up quickly. They start promptly at the hour, so make sure to arrive at least 15-20 minutes early. The property is quite expansive so even after you arrive you must take a shuttle from the lower parking area to the distillery.

On this tour, you will get to take a full behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery with one of their Whiskey Experts. You will learn the process of distillation, blending, aging, & bottling - the full operation from start to finish. In addition, you will gain knowledge about the history of whiskey in the state of Utah. The end of the tour will leave you in their tasting room where you can choose to participate in a tasting tour. Alcohol is not included in the Distillery Tour.

The Nelson Cottage

If you're looking for an upscale and unique date night idea, try taking your partner to the Prix-Fix at the Nelson Cottage. This special, one-week-only menu is created by their chef, specially for you and featuring only the best ingredients. Your meal comes with optional whiskey pairings and a top of the line wine menu. The cost of this dinner is $95/person with an additional charge for whiskey pairings (starting at $50). To book this fine dining experience, book online.

In addition, the Nelson Cottage and Distillery as a whole is available for your special events. Whether you are planning a wedding, wedding reception, work event, or special dinner, they can accommodate to your needs - reach out to their team for more details! The team at Casago Park City will help you find your perfect Park City accommodation.

The Saloon Restaurant near Main St.

The Saloon is a first-come, first-served walk-in only restaurant and bar found in Park City. They offer a seasonal menu of craft food including dishes such as Shishito Peppers, Shrimp & Grits,  Prime Ribeye, Salads, & Desserts. On the drink menu, they offer various beer, wine, and liquor. Of course, they are known for their Whiskey, but they also offer some memorable mixed drinks.

What’s Included

  • The free Distillery Tours approximately 45 minutes and they are led by one of High West's Whiskey Experts.
  • Free Parking On-site.

Local Tips

  • Distillery Tours are free! Reservations can be made online, we recommend booking at least two weeks ahead to secure your date. This activity books quickly.
  • Make sure to go to the Wanship location for the distillery. Near Main St., there is a High West Whiskey Bar which can be easily confused for the tour location.
  • The distillery runs tours from Wednesday-Sunday at 11AM-3PM
  • This property can only welcome guests 21+


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