The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has released its latest informational video, which takes consumers inside the giant Salt Lake City liquor warehouse.
At any one time, the white building — which stands 110 feet high and is located at 1625 S. 900 West — is filled with $40 million worth of wine, beer and spirits.
In the 6-minute video, posted on YouTube, warehouse General Manager James Mangun explains how the liquor agency receives, stores and distributes liquor using a high-tech robotic system.
Mangun said employees typically pull 12,000 cases of liquor a day. which are then shipped to restaurants, bars and liquor stores around the state. During the busy holiday months, he added, that number can jump to 22,000 cases a day.
The liquor agency launched its video series in 2018, called “Meet the DABC," to let the general public know how it operates and answer common questions customers ask.
DABC spokesman Terry Wood taps his background as a former television journalist to interview various employees. Previous videos have discussed how products are selected, new stores being constructed and how consumers can special-order liquor products.