High West Distillery, Wanship, UT
If you are a big fan of rye whiskey then you are probably familiar with this Utah-based distillery, which makes one of the best ryes in the country. But when visiting their distillery there is actually much more to see and drink than just their line of spirits. Start by taking a distillery tour, which comes with a portfolio tasting, at their main facility in Wanship. Then you have the option of having a prix fixe seasonal dinner (with an optional whiskey pairing) at the company’s Nelson Cottage or craft cocktails and a bite to eat at their old timey saloon in Park City. At the saloon you can try their barrel aged cocktails, which use High West whiskey as a base, as well as the barrels used to age that whiskey. If that’s not enough High West action for you, there’s the High West Whiskey Club, which gives you exclusive, early access to new releases and private, members-only events at the distillery. Although membership is free, you do have to take a quick survey online in order to join the club.