Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


High West’s new world-class western whiskey distillery officially opens to the public on September 9.

PARK CITY, Utah (September 3, 2015) — There’s a new home for the best whiskey in the West!

High West Distillery is celebrating the grand opening of its new 30,000-square-foot world-class western whiskey distillery and visitor center on Blue Sky Ranch just outside Park City in Wanship, Utah. The facility officially opens to the public on Wednesday September 9th.

On Monday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m., immediately after Park City’s traditional Miner’s Day Parade, High West’s award-winning chefs, will be serving a western country barbecued pig-roast and of course plenty of High West signature cocktails, beer and wine.  Live music will keep the party going, and entertainment will be on hand for the whole family, from face-painting to horseshoes, cornhole and other activities. High West also plans to seal up a very special time capsule of High West’s single malt whiskey distilled in its new 1500-gallon copper pot still manufactured in Scotland.

To celebrate, High West is releasing a very limited 16-year-old Rocky Mountain Rye, available only at the Blue Sky location, will be on sale for $124.99.

“After 4 years of planning, we thought Miner’s Day was perfect for officially opening to the public,” High West proprietor David Perkins said.  “We’re very excited to share this phenomenal space and beautiful setting with whiskey lovers, and of course, our delicious whiskey and food.”

High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch will officially open to the public Wednesday, Sept. 9. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.  Guests can enjoy food and libations.  Educational tours and tastings will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and reservations are strongly encouraged.  The distillery will also be available for private functions after-hours.

Production at the facility started in December.

“Think of the tours as whiskey 101,” Perkins said. “A behind-the-scenes tour of how whiskey is made where you’ll gain some knowledge to inform your tastes — and impress your friends.”

For more information on High West Distillery and the grand opening of High West at Blue Sky Ranch, contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, at 435-640-7921 or

About High West Distillery
Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, High West's passion is crafting delicious whiskeys and marrying them with outstanding food. High West offers an outstanding collection of highly rated whiskeys, all available in the High West General Store seven days a week and holidays as well as at finer liquor stores, bars and restaurants in 42 states throughout the U.S. and internationally…and growing.

High West has three must visit locations. Our High West Saloon in historic Old Town Park City is the world’s only ski-in gastro distillery that was voted “Best Park City Restaurant” the last three years by readers of City Weekly. It has received multiple accolades including a nomination for Best Bar by James Beard, and a top 10 ranking on The Daily Meal’s list of 150 Best Bars in America. Our High West Saloon in Terminal E at Salt Lake International Airport offers the best food and drinks in any airport west of the Mississippi. Finally, High West Distillery on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, Utah is our 30,000 square foot world-class western whiskey distillery. It has educational tours and a visitor center featuring High West’s unique country-western cuisine. Blue Sky is an historic working cattle ranch and soon to be luxury guest ranch with a wellness center and state of the art conference and event centers.  Both Blue Sky and High West aim to build a landmark Western destination and resort offering an authentic and premium western experience.  For more information and where to buy High West products near you, visit