A trip to High West, Utah's only whiskey distillery, and a look at some of the hand crafted cocktails at Montage Deer Valley.
I started out thinking that my trip to Utah would be a dry one. When they flew me up I still had my doubts, despite everyone at Montage Deer Valley telling me that while alcohol doesn't exactly flow freely in the state it does flow. To my delight there were in fact both bars and cocktails. There are even breweries (several) and distilleries (a couple). While there are definitely some curiosities in the local laws concerning alcohol... limits on the amount of alcohol in draft beer, limits on the amount of alcohol in front of one person at a time, limits on certain establishments where the alcohol is hidden from view (behind a Zion curtain) ... they are only a little stranger than some of the blue laws in New England. Anyone who has ever tried to buy a bottle of liquor in Connecticut after 9pm would certainly agree.