PARK CITY -- In a converted mechanic's garage in the resort town of Park City, visitors to Utah can sample some of the state's new more liberal liquor laws.
Policies now permit High West whiskey, bourbon, vodka and rye to be distilled, bottled and dispensed from one location, something that five years ago was prohibited. And when new liquor laws kick in July 1, the saloon can even start selling bottles on Sundays.
But don't get too excited. Utah state laws aimed at limiting alcohol consumption still prevent patrons from ordering doubles, getting more than one-and-a-half ounces of liquor at a time, require that many drink orders be paired with food, force restaurants to put up a partition between bartenders and the public or mix drinks out of sight, and offer very few liquor licenses for restaurants and bars wanting to open up for business.