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Love for Montanya Distillers

Montanya Rum Distillers of Crested Butte, Colorado was named “Best Après Adventure Bar” in Outside Magazine’s 2012 Global Travel Awards. 


Montanya Distillers of Crested Butte, CO has been selected by Outside Magazine as a recipient of its first-ever Active Travel Awards.  Montanya Distillers was honored as Best Après Adventure Bar. The full list of award winners will be published in the April issue of Outside Magazine, now available on newsstands and online at

To select this year’s awards, Outside tapped their global network of correspondents to showcase a definitive roundup of the best new adventures, exotic retreats, beaches, local food, on-time airlines, gorgeous islands, and more. The awards reflect more than just a collection of unforgettable trips—it’s a road map to life-changing experiences. The issue also highlights a list of the best online travel tools as well a roundup of Outside’s all-time favorite destinations.

 “Montanya Distillers’ Tasting Room has been a favorite rum cocktail joint in Colorado for three and a half years now.  We were delighted that our new location in Crested Butte, in the historic Powerhouse, caught the attention of such seasoned travelers as the correspondents of Outside Magazine.”  says Karen Hoskin, President of Montanya Distillers.

“Outside Magazine has long been one of the world’s most trusted advisors for active and adventurous travelers,” says Outside editor Christopher Keyes. “This year we’ve bottled up 35 years of collective wisdom to select our first Outside Travel Awards, an annual edit franchise that honors the best trips, hotels, lodges, luggage, islands, and new destinations that will be an invaluable travel resource for years to come.

Montanya Distillers is one of Colorado’s original craft distilleries, founded in Silverton, Colorado in November 2008.  The company relocated its operations to Crested Butte in May 2011 and took over one of the town’s most beloved, historic buildings downtown, along with several bays in the local industrial park.  The 4,000 sq. ft. historic Powerhouse building on Elk Avenue houses the company’s Distillery and a Tasting Room for its award-winning Montanya Oro and Montanya Platino rums.  Bottling, warehousing and shipping takes place at their second Crested Butte location.  

Montanya has become well-known for its distinctive and genre-bending rum cocktails like The Maharaja Martini (Montanya Oro rum, North Indian spices, fresh ginger and lime) and The Basil Paradisi (Basil infused-Platino rum, fresh grapefruit and lime). The company currently distributes its rums in thirty US states including widely in Colorado, and will expand to all fifty states within the next 36 months under a new contract.