Protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Rum producers, cane growers, sugarcane mills, distributors, retailers, mixologists, brand ambassadors and consumers all have the power to make or to influence change.
Our grandparents’ generation knew how to throw a party. Whether it was for Bridge club, neighborhood weenie roasts, or holiday gatherings, they put guests at ease with a warm welcome - and a cold drink. Yes, no matter what the occasion, guests were greeted at the door with the host’s #1 most important question: “What can I get you to drink?” These pitcher cocktails are the answer to that question.
The holiday season in full swing. But toasting with a festive drink and celebrating with loved ones doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your values. The companies in the list below are B Corps: for-profit businesses that meet rigorous, third-party-verified social and environmental standards to balance profit and purpose. Stick to this guide to vote your values in the companies you choose to buy from, and raise a glass knowing that your wallet and your beliefs can be happy drinking buddies.
I ask you, dear readers, has there ever been a better time to be a lover of glorious rum? New York, nontropical though it may be, has nonetheless become the backdrop for many a rum lover’s rum loving. This social season has so far been full to bursting with opportunities for deep investigation of the storied spirit. (And maybe a sip or two.)
Crested Butte, Colo., November 8, 2018 – Montanya Distillers is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation®. The distinction honors the rum distillery’s commitment to social and environmental sustainability. Montanya received a score of 119 from B Lab ®, a nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations. Montanya’s score is currently 32% higher than other distilleries on the list. This certification makes Montanya Distillers the first distillery in Colorado to become a B Corp™ and the third in the country.