Although rum is often associated with the Caribbean, Montanya Distillers
craft rum distillery located high in the Rocky Mountains, is breaking that
notion and seeing a 35 percent increase year-over-year. Using high
elevation to its advantage, Montanya creates flavors you can’t re-create at
sea level and is expanding its presence in seven additional states.
Montanya is now available in wider distribution in New York and New Jersey
and recently entered Tennessee, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South
Dakota, bringing total distribution to 44 states, plus seven countries.
“What’s most exciting for us is more people can now experience a true
American rum,” noted Karen Hoskin, president and co-founder of Montanya.
“Everything in our rum is hand-crafted and originates from the U.S.,
including the non-GMO sugar cane, which we get from Louisiana farmers, and
even the bottles and non-plastic synthetic corks. Rum is so versatile and
we look forward to learning how people are using our rum to break it out of
the stereotypical boxes rum often finds itself in. It’s definitely an
exciting year with new markets, new packaging, a new rum, and even an
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