CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 18 Made in America: Part III - Page 124

W W W. C R A F T BY U M H . C O M TASTING NOTES Montanya Platino (Spanish for “moun- tain platinum”) is aged for one year in an American white oak barrel and distilled from American sugar cane. It’s filtered through a coconut husk charcoal filter to remove color but leave behind most of the natural flavor, which is very smooth. Unlike many light rums, the Platino has the smoothness contributed by barrel aging in addition to the complex flavors of an aged rum. The Pla- tino receives a tiny touch of Colorado Rocky Mountain honey at bottling time, which brings out the natural flavors of the barrel and the rum itself. Prominent flavors include biscotti, cream soda, cardamom, coffee, vanilla, and black pepper. The Platino has received nine gold medals and two “Best in Class” designations in international compe- titions and was named “Best White Rum” at the World Rum Awards, UK 2015. Montanya Oro (Spanish for “mountain gold”) is perfect for interesting cocktails or to sip. It’s aged for one year in an American white oak barrel that previously held Laws Colorado Whiskey for two to five years. The Oro goes into the barrel when it is still wet from the whiskey, so the rum is more full-bodied. Montanya Oro also receives a tiny touch of Colorado Rocky Mountain honey at bottling time, but is never filtered to remove color (nothing artificial about this rum!). The flavors emerge naturally from the sugar cane and barrel aging process and include red chili, coffee, caramel, vanilla, pineapple, and chocolate. The Oro has re- ceived eight silver medals and one “Best In Class” designation. [Writer’s note: They ROCK!] PHOTO CREDIT: Montanya Rum © Hundred-to-One LLC 2018. All rights reserved.