Montanya Oro Dark Colorado Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Montanya Distillers
  • Style Aged Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • nutty
  • spicy
  • honey
  • burnished
  • oak
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • brown sugar

Montanya Distillers

Montanya Oro Dark Colorado Rum (0.75l, 40%)
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Far out, mon! Who knew the Rocky Mountains could whoop up an award winning Dark Rum worthy of a Jamaican beach?
 
Montanya Distillers jumped into existence in 2008, the brainchild of Karen and Brice Hoskin as a little industrial shop in Silverton, Colorado. What could possibly have convinced these two that they could actually start producing Rum? I mean, Silverton is nice and all, but with a population of less than 700, who’s going to buy their Rum? And Silverton is not a beach in the Caribbean amidst sugar cane fields, it is a sleepy mining town at 9300 feet above sea level and about as far from sugar cane as you can get and not be in. Maybe that high altitude just made them nuts enough to try because it sure did not make sense on paper. 
 
Good thing that no one read the details of that business plan because now, eight years later, they have moved to new facilities in Crested Butte, have a tasting room and bar, and are producing actual award-winning Rum. They started with their Gold Medal winning white Rum and have recently expanded their offering to a barrel aged dark Rum. A Montanya Anejo Rum has been promised coming soon, and they are teasing about creating a variety of wood-finished Rums. Far Out! 
 
Uncle Flaviar just LOVES him a shot with unique character. Seems like we have a nice little example of that right here in Montanya Oro Dark Rum. So, aside from being distilled in the high mountain air, what makes this Rum unique? The first is that they use Champaign yeast for fermentation. Nice touch. This yields their award-winning white Rum that they then age in used barrels from a local Whiskey distiller. That is some solid thinking, right? 
 
The result is a full-bodied Rum that is a great sipper all on its own, but also stands up just fine in a Daiquiri or other Rum cocktail. It’s hard to believe that this Rum comes from high in the Rocky Mountains, and it is so smooth and flavorful that you will be wondering if dreadlocks will look good with that plaid flannel lumberjack shirt you’ve got in the closet. 

SmartAss Corner
The finest rums in the world are aged at altitude—not by a beach as one might expect—because the day to night temperature fluctuations force rum into and out of the barrel's oak pores, which makes it smoother & more delicious.
 
 
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Montanya Distillers
  • Style Aged Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • nutty
  • spicy
  • honey
  • burnished
  • oak
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • brown sugar
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Character Dogson
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Mount Gay Rum is the oldest existing Rum company in the World dating back to 1705. This is also the year Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Britain’s Parliament.
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