Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers spent 15 years as a graphic designer and growing her own branding agency when she decided it was time for a challenge — and a change.

Twenty years after falling in love with rum during a trip to India, she and her husband decided to see if they could turn that love of rum into a business. At this moment, Montanya Distillers was born.

Flash forward eight years and Montanya Distillers produces three rums, is distributed in forty-four states and seven countries and has won countless international awards.

In this conversation, Karen Hoskin discusses being a female distiller in a male-dominated industry, building your wings on the way down, and not being constrained by what other people think.

Now, let’s hack… Listen here.

Hack the Entrepreneur is a podcast for entrepreneurs looking to develop their success mindset. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started with online marketing, and how to start a business.