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What Rum Aficionados Have to Say:


Passion for Rum, Community and Sustainability


“Montanya is the careful culmination of passions—for rum, for community, and for sustainability. Montanya has grown thoughtfully over the years, never forsaking their personal values in favor of maximizing production. The result is both one of craft distilling’s greenest operations and the home of some of the finest, most characterful rum produced in the United States.”

—Martin Cate, Owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove, one of the most popular tiki bars in the world, a James Beard Award-winning author, and world-renowned rum expert.

Forging a Path of Integrity

I have spent the past 14 years investing professionally in listed alcohol beverage companies. I was also lucky enough to get the chance to participate in Montanya Distillers as a fledgling enterprise 7 years ago. Growing a craft spirits company doesn’t follow the usual rules. As an investor in Montanya Distillers, I have been impressed by Karen’s willingness to forge a path that balances her desire for integrity with the unique demands of the industry. The result can be found in the liquid—just do a taste test. Montanya rum will beat anything else considered ‘premium’ rum.
— Juliette Amos Hickman, Investor, Fund Manager, Capitol Group Companies, Alcohol Beverage Expert and Analyst

A Leading Brand of American Rum

“As we strive as an industry to understand the various styles of rum on offer to consumers, Montanya Rum has been one of the leading brands from the USA championing real American rum. Made from sugarcane, its taste profile, style and integrity has helped me, as the Global Ambassador for the rum category, to educate & share knowledge of the true diversity of rum.”

—Ian A.V. Burrell, UK-based International Rum Expert, Educator and Ambassador

Ian A.V. Burrell

Ian A.V. Burrell

Raising the Bar

Christy Howery

Christy Howery

“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.”

—Christy Howery, Director, American Distilling Institute

A Pioneer of High Quality, Craft Spirits

Montanya Distillers was one of the original pioneers for high quality craft spirits in Colorado and continues to stand out as a leader of quality and authenticity. Republic National Distributing Company would be proud and honored to be a partner in Montanya’s continued growth for many years to come.
— Andrew Quarm, Spirits & Beer, Colorado Republic National Distributing Company

Striking “Oro”

“I’m an enormous fan of Montanya Distillers, from their gracious founder Karen Hoskin, unforgettable culinary and libations tasting room experiences, focus on environmental sustainability, and the best damn rum in the world! Montanya has struck Oro with their business model!”

—Erik Keith, Chief Innovation Officer, Communications Strategy Group

Erik Keith

Erik Keith

Exemplifying Responsible Practices

Kiran Bhatraju

Kiran Bhatraju

“We’re excited to be partnering with a company that truly exemplifies the responsible practices we all want from businesses in our communities. Renewable power used to be impractical for most families and businesses, but Montanya shows us that today, it’s possible for all of us to do our part to combat climate change. They are pioneers in a growing movement that will lead us to a cleaner, safer, more sustainable energy future.”

—Kiran Bhatraju, Arcadia Power Co-founder


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