Karen and Brice Hoskin founded Montanya Distillers in 2008 in Silverton Colorado, a space they soon outgrew so they relocated their operation right onto Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. Montanya specializes in rum, and residents living in Crested Butte can certainly appreciate a good nip to warm their insides in the winter.
Montanya has two heavy hitting award winners under its belt. The first is the Platino Light Rum which has won two gold medals. It has a rich taste combining nut and coffee notes with a hint of vanilla. The other is the Oro Dark, holding three silver medals this rum is sweeter with a smoky finish and ideal for cooking.
One of the reasons Montanya was drawn to Crested Butte was for the water. They are thankful for the abundant source of clean, snow melted water that maintains the perfect flavor and PH for bottling rum, giving the Hoskins a leg up on competition. Incidentally, Crested Butte home owners are also grateful for their clean drinking water as well. The Hoskins were warmly welcomed to the neighborhood finding it easy to acquire all needed permits and licenses. The Elk Avenue location is actually Crested Butte’s historic powerhouse. This large commercial space is also one heck of a looker, falling in line with the traditional look Crested Butte is known for. ARVE Error: id and provider shortcodes attributes are mandatory for old shortcodes. It is recommended to switch to new shortcodes that need only url
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This November marks the one year anniversary of Montanya being in Crested Butte and so far so good as their operation is up and running and business is good. The Montanya Distillers has become a wonderful addition to Crested Butte’s lineup of businesses and thus far has been reported as a very good neighbor. Good businesses help maintain Crested Butte’s healthy economy making it a gem in the Gunnison County real estate market.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Crested Butte, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to assist you with any questions you might have.