Zoetica: Kits for a Waste Free Life

Zoetica: Kits for a Waste Free Life

Montanya Distillers supports two of our own social responsibility companies, including Zoetica. Co-founded by our very own Karen Hoskin, it offers consumers alternatives to single-use trash, especially plastic.

Employee Spotlight: Nia Morales

Employee Spotlight: Nia Morales

Employee Nia Morales is a server and bartender at Montanya Distillers who found her way to Crested Butte from New Jersey. We can so relate to her sense of wanderlust and recognize a kindred spirit when she talks about how life changing travel can be. Learn more in this Employee Spotlight.

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Mojitos!

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Mojitos!

We share a couple of variations on the classic Mojito cocktail recipe: a “Bojito” (a mojito with muddled berries) and a hibiscus mojito.

The Rum Distillation Process

The Rum Distillation Process

Want to know more about how to make rum? Here’s an inside look at the distilling process at Montanya Distillers.

Employee Spotlight: Polly McGrane

Employee Spotlight: Polly McGrane

We love doing staff profiles because we always learn something new about our employees. Polly McGrane is no exception. She’s a bartender and server at Montanya Distillers, but she also shreds the mountain and even knows how to do an Irish jig or two. Read more.

"Employee" Spotlight: Bellatrix and Bellisima

"Employee" Spotlight: Bellatrix and Bellisima

Yes, we know that our stills are “inanimate” objects. But you can’t spend 10+ years making rum without realizing that they do, in fact, have personality. We named ours Bellatrix and Bellisima, and you might go so far as to say they represent common tensions (and misunderstandings) between boomers and millenials. Read on to meet them personally!

Meet the Growers: Gene Adolph

Meet the Growers: Gene Adolph

We love knowing the mill owners, operators and farmers who grow and mill our sugar cane. Gene Adolph is one of the Louisiana farmers who grows about 500 acres of raw cane for the mill every year. He brings a lot of passion to growing a crop we depend on, and was game enough to be the first guinea pig in our “Meet the Growers” series.

Zero-waste Travel: How We Do It

Zero-waste Travel: How We Do It

At Montanya Distillers, we’ve noticed something cool about deciding to be 100% zero waste by 2020. The more we work toward it and the more we talk about it, the more people want to know how we do it. Especially when it comes to the things so many of us do, like travel. Here of some of the things that Montanya Distillers founder and owner Karen Hoskin does to avoid trash on the road.

Employee Spotlight: Shane Walker

Employee Spotlight: Shane Walker

An Alaskan native from the Aleut tribe, Assistant Kitchen Manager Shane Walker says that Colorado is his home away from home. We’re glad, because that means he brings his talents to Montanya Distillers.

Rum on the Road: Miami, FL

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Rum on the Road: Miami, FL

Let’s be honest: the City of Miami and Miami Beach need no introduction. Beaches. Bars that never close. A culture of celebration. As different from our mountain town home as a place can be (though we do like to celebrate ‘round these parts). Karen visited Miami over the winter, happily trading snow for sand and participating in the Miami Rum Congress. (When you live in the Rockies, there’s nothing like wearing sandals in winter.) Read on for the highlights of her visit.

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Celebrate Spring with a Rum Cocktail (Recipe Included!)

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Celebrate Spring with a Rum Cocktail (Recipe Included!)

Spring. That time of year when most places in the northern hemisphere start to experience gentle rains, green grass and the first flowers of the year. In our neck of the woods? Well, let’s just say that spring is more of a change in the air. Snow lasts a long time around here, but that doesn’t keep us from celebrating the change in season with a great spring cocktail. Read on for a “renegade” recipe!

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Employee Spotlight: Alissa Johnson

Employee Spotlight: Alissa Johnson

When Alissa Johnson first came to Crested Butte, she didn’t think her life would suddenly shift as much as it did. As an outdoors lover the town had everything she enjoyed. She decided to take a leap of faith, quit her corporate job, and moved to the small mountain town, along with her beloved dog, eight years ago. Since then she launched her own business and continues to pursue projects that allow her to follow her other love - writing. Alissa is one of the newest additions to Montanya Distillers, but you’ve likely already come across much of her work. She’s the voice behind Montanya’s blogs and has helped make the website a better experience for all. Alissa’s shares a bit more about her journey.

Rum on the Road: Glenwood Springs, CO

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Rum on the Road: Glenwood Springs, CO

Montanya Distillers makes its home at the end of the road in a mountain town, but the remote location doesn’t keep owner and CEO Karen Hoskin from exploring the world. Her pursuit of quality spirits takes her from hidden gems in the Colorado Rockies to the busy streets of San Francisco and Miami. In this blog series, we share some of Karen’s best finds. Next up: Glenwood Springs, CO.

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How to Make a Great Rum Cocktail

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How to Make a Great Rum Cocktail

At Montanya Distillers, an uncanny number of reviews start with a simple phrase: “I don’t normally drink rum, but…” Something about our cocktail menu transforms visitors from “never-evers” into rum lovers, and it’s pretty crazy when we step back and think about why. For starters, we have nearly 40 cocktails, but only 4 different liquors—all of which are rum. In this week’s blog post, we share a few thoughts on what allows us to get so creative.

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