This single barrel, double maturation limited release celebrates the progress of women in distilling. Female distilled and bottled by a female crew, Valentia got its start in a barrel fresh from Laws Whiskey House where it aged for three years and nine months. It was finished for three months in a Rye barrel from Catoctin Creek, also female owned and female distilled. Unlike other Montanya Rums, the Valentia has no added honey. It is an aromatic spirit with a natural sweetness and notes of vanilla, cardamom, ginger, honeysuckle and white flowers with a spicy rye finish. No added sugar or sweetening of any kind.
Currently available in Colorado with wider distribution to come, in 750 ml bottles in 6 bottle case. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, which supports education and personal development for women in the alcohol beverage industry.
We batch distill in the mountains using alembic copper pot stills over open flames, following in the footsteps of the earliest rum makers. These traditions add something hard to measure but so central to the way we make unique, American rum: the human element. Because distilling is more than a science. It’s also an art.