The Bottom Line

High West Distillery Founder, David Perkins


DavidPerkinsThe Bottom Line (Original Air Date: June 17, 2014) – David Perkins is the founder of High West Distillery in Park City, Utah.  In 2004, Perkins moved his family to Park City, Utah with an audacious dream to launch a new national brand of premium whiskey.  Ten years later his whiskey is sold in over 40 states and Canada.  Perkins describes how he risked Utah’s arcane liquor laws to establish the state’s first distillery since 1870.  He shares how concerns about cash flow partially lead the business to open the restaurant and also start a line of vodka. He describes the process they took to settle in the historic Beggs House near Main Street. And he talks about the new dude ranch distilling facility – a partnership with Sky Blue Ranch in Wanship, Utah – set to open later this year.

The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line was a business show that ran on KCPW from 2014 to 2017. Hosted by financial advisor Doug Wells, the show focused on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah, including the personal journey of founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and
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