The 6 Places to Sip Whiskey (and Rum and Vodka and Gin) in the Mountains

Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte, Colorado

Producers of three craft distilled rums made at 9,000 feet, Montanya Distillers brings beachy cocktails to the mountains. Using sugar cane from Louisiana, the rums are aged in white oak barrels that previously held Colorado whiskeys. Pop into the tasting room on downtown Crested Butte’s Elk Avenue for a Teocalli martini, made with cucumber-infused rum, lavender, mint, honey, and lime, and a plate of flank steak street tacos.

Karen HoskinWinter 2016