With a central location that is home to the Distillery and the Tasting Room, this a one-stop-shop to experience a working distillery, bar, and restaurant. Stop by for free rum tastings, free distillery tours, artisan cocktails, seasonally inspired and gluten-free small plates and appetizers, and live music. With an upbeat vibe and seating inside and out, you’ll be so glad you stopped by Montanya Distillers.
American Rum at Montanya Distillers
Obsessively crafted, pot distilled, single barrel American rum… Does it get any better than that? We don’t think so. Montanya Distillers prides itself on its ability to create a line of rum that is barrel-aged, smooth and not sweet, low on funky esters, and full of flavors that are naturally produced not added. Since 2008, they have earned 24 gold, silver, and double-gold medals, including “Best Rum in the World” at the World Rum Awards and “USA Rum of the Year” at the Berlin International Spirits Competition. With a focus on quality American ingredients coupled with time-honored, high-mountain traditions, the end result is truly something remarkable. You’ll be amazed to hear about the different ingredients and techniques used to accomplish the flavors you taste as you sample their most popular rums: Platino, Oro, Exclusiva, Valentia, and Aniversaria.
Rum with a Mission
With a prevalent position in Crested Butte, Montanya Distillers is on a mission to make their community, the country, and the world a better place. Recognized as a certified B Corp and a Best for the World company, this locally owned business is honored to be part of a global movement balancing profit with purpose. What they’re doing to help: Montanya facilities are 100% wind powered so they can offset carbon production, while their bottle supplier is certified Cradle to Cradle. They work every day to create opportunities for women and minorities, while also providing their employees higher wages and benefits to achieve life goals such as buying a house.
Christy Howery of ADI says, “Through sustainable production and community-minded business practices, Montanya continues to raise the bar as a true industry leader. It’s not only exceptional rum; it’s exceptional rum with heart.”
Where and When to Go
Montanya Distillers is located at 212 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO, 81224. They are open Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For questions, visit their website or give them a call at (970) 799-3206.