Montanya Distillers Platino Light Rum was named best in the world by a panel of internationally renowned spirits experts in Norfolk, England at the World Rum Awards. More than 100 rums were submitted and shortly after in April, Karen Hoskin owner of Montanya Distillers received a letter from England notifying her that her rum was the best in its category. “We should have thrown a big party right then and there,” she says of her excitement upon being recognized on an international level. “It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be validated by experts — you spend so many hours every day every week, in your bubble, just making your rum.” Hoskin gives all credit to the amazing water they obtain right here in Crested Butte. Having no chlorine or other chemicals in the water leaves no residual flavors. This is just one of many awards Montanya Distillers has been awarded since their move to Crested Butte, Colorado and we couldn’t be happier they made Crested Butte their home. Click here for the full story in the Westword.