Montanya Distillers

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Montanya Distillers

Montanya Distillers has been making rum in Crested Butte, Colorado since 2011 (and Silverton, Colorado from 2008-2011). These are the rums they’re currently producing:

  • Montanya Platino Rum, a direct fire pot-distilled, unrefined raw crystalized cane- and molasses-based rum that spends one year in American white oak barrels that previously held both Colorado whiskey and Montanya’s Oro Rum (molasses makes up 12% of the fermentation). A tiny amount of caramelized Colorado wildflower honey is added and the rum’s color is removed with a coconut husk filter before it’s bottled at 80 proof.

  • Montanya Oro Rum, a version of the base used in their Platino rum that’s aged for one year in American white oak barrels that previously only held Colorado whiskey. A small amount of caramelized Colorado wildflower honey is added before it’s bottled at 80 proof.

  • Montanya Exclusiva Rum, which is made like their Oro Rum, but with a 30-month aging period (rather than 12) in the same used whiskey barrels. It then spends another six months in French oak barrels that previously held Cabernet Sauvignon and Port before it’s bottled at 80 proof.

  • Montanya Aniversaria Rum, a version of the base used in their Platino Rum that spent three-and-a-half years in used bourbon barrels, four months in French oak barrels that previously held Cabernet Sauvignon and Port, and two months finishing in a used white oak barrel that previously held bourbon from Peach Street Distillers. Bottled at 80 proof. This is a limited 325-bottle release.

Check out their website for more information about the distillery.