Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.
Dave Perkins of High West, photo by Adam Finkle
Once Beggs and Buckley Livery, the wooden building home to High West Distillery and Saloon was a place where horse owners could get their animals' hooves shod. Ellsworth J. Beggs built his livery in 1907 and operated as a farrier until automobiles took over as the common form of transportation. Adapting to the times, the livery became a car repair garage. It operated as such until 1941 and was eventually bought and opened as the High West Distillery by founders David and Jane Perkins in late 2009.
The site operates as the distillery—and restaurant—and is an architectural reminder of the past . . . and a great place to get a drink.
Read our other How to be a Utahn posts: