Karen Hoskin is a well-known pioneer in the rebirth of American Rum. When she started her craft distillery, Montanya Distillers, in the Rocky Mountains in 2008, few people knew there was a strong American rum tradition, not to mention a mountain tradition. Karen has helped change that perception, steering the distillery to accomplish double-digit growth every year. She manages every aspect of the business from the distillery to her bar/restaurant, sales, brand and product development.
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