Montanya Platino wins highest honor at World Rum Awards

Crested Butte, Colo., May 5, 2015 – Montanya Distillers has received another high honor for its Platino light rum, which has been named ‘Best White Rum’ at this year’s World Rum Awards in England. Platino is aged in American oak, filtered, and blended with Colorado mountain spring water. It offers notes of honey and vanilla with a smooth medium body, making it perfect for mixing in light cocktails like Mojitos and Daiquiris, or sipping.

The judging at the 2015 World Rum Awards consisted of three rounds, conducted by internationally renowned spirits experts, including master distillers, spirits buyers and taste experts.

Judges noted the rum’s aromas of white liquorice, dried fruit, and vanilla ice cream. They also referred to it as an American cream soda with flavors of vanilla and chocolate, earthy characteristics and a touch of smoke.

 “To compete against top rums from around the world and win this honor is a humbling experience,” said Karen Hoskin, president and co-founder of Montanya Distillers. “We are making American rum in the Colorado mountains and using elevation to our advantage, but our process is still a bit of a novelty.  To receive this worldwide praise is a tremendous seal of approval and vote of confidence.”

In addition to this award from World Rum Awards, Montanya’s Platino has won two other “Best in Class” designations including the Rum XP Competition, and six Gold medals including from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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About Montanya Distillers

Montanya Distillers, located in Crested Butte, Colo., is a craft rum distillery in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Its distilling process uses old-world artisan traditions, combining science with art. By using just four natural American ingredients, Montanya has created aged rums that have been awarded 18 Gold and Silver medals in international competitions. These rums reflect both Montanya Distillers’ mountain culture and a new American rum tradition. Montanya produces Platino Light Rum and Oro Dark Rum and was named the 2013 Craft Distillery of the Year by the American Distilling Institute. Learn more at