Kauai is the natural home for the Koloa Rum Company. Sugar cane came to Hawaii by ancient Polynesian voyagers in their migration from the South Pacific. Commercial sugar production operations in Hawaii was first established in the town of Koloa in 1835. The initial harvest in 1837 produced two tons of raw sugar, and talking story with old timers reveals that rum production began around this time as well.
The legacy of the sugar and rum in Hawaii lives on today through Koloa Rum. Our award-winning rums are distilled in a vintage copper-pot still, using only the finest local ingredients. Hawaiian cane sugar, pure mountain rainwater and much Aloha come together to produce single-batch rums with remarkably rich flavors and smoothness that capture the essence of the Garden Isle. Koloa Rum Company was founded to create world-class Hawaiian Rum. We are the first and only licensed distillery on the island of Kauai, where sugarcane production has been a traditional way of life. Our first batch of Premium Hawaiian Rum was distilled and bottled in September 2009, which coincided with the opening of our Tasting Room and Company Store at Kilohana Plantation in Lihue. Come, taste the history and Aloha spirit of Koloa Rum today!
Koloa Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.
40% ABV/80 Proof
The Cloying on the glass translates nicely to an upfront cotton candy and very smooth rich, yet dry raw sugar finish with hints of marzipan and a dash of dried candied ginger.
The appearance is crystalline and brilliantly clear with a profound and cloying viscosity on the glass.
40% ABV/80 Proof
This soft and candy like gold rum, presents itself boldly with no pretenses other than to be a gold rum that tastes good. The mouth feel is viscous with an upfront caramel blast that finishes with vanilla, light macadamia nut brittle and toasted almond.
A Vibrant Golden Hued Rum with wonderful and surprisingly deep viscosity on the glass with shimmering light golden legs that run slowly and deliberately down the inside of the glass.
40% ABV/80 Proof
This vanilla driven dark rum sings from the nose to the glass exactly; as it presents itself with robust flavors of vanilla, dark semi-sweet chocolate and lightly finished with espresso all encompassed within a dry highly flavorful dark rum.
This Dark Rum is a Genuinely Deep Chocolate Brown that rolls with a cloying viscosity around the glass, developing into thick slowly rolling light black coffee colored legs.
44% ABV/88 Proof
This spice rum is dry and crisp on the palate, with up front spices showing exactly like the nose, with the additional flavors of deeply cooked caramel and a light finish of sarsaparilla. Koloa Kauai Spice Rum is an adult’s version to the classic overly sweetened spice rums typically found in the market. We recommend trying it in a classic rum swizzle or to enjoy this in your everyday spice rum and coke.
This spice rum is a majestic tawny color with hues of golden rich heather, much lighter in the cloying viscosity then the other expressions of Koloa Rums, probably due to the higher ABV. at 44%. The legs are thin and evenly expressed around the glass.
40% ABV/80 Proof
The initial taste is quizzically dry, probably from the pleasant 80 proof that Koloa has kept the rum at, which then leads to the wonderful flavor of baby coconut flesh at the front of the palate. The spirit finishes with light toasted coconut and hints of fresh lime zest and the slightest bit of caramelized pineapple.
Koloa Kauai Coconut Rum presents itself as a white rum with a hint of Chantilly green opalescence, even and thick viscosity and well defined sparkling white legs.
34% ABV/68 Proof
This intensely rich coffee flavored rum is slightly lower in ABV. which facilitates the amazingly complex flavors achieved. The initial sip is a highly robust espresso coffee balanced with white cane sugar, the spirit initially presents itself as a well-crafted espresso cocktail and then it’s back to a dry finish of light vanilla, hints of chocolate and that wonderful coffee flavor that can only be achieved by a great barista. Second and third sips of this elixir present hints of tropical fruit in the finish along with hazelnut and stone fruits. This is a remarkable spirit.
This Spirit pours and looks like a rich deep cup of coffee with a deep brown opaque hue surrounded by a light mahogany meniscus. Several swirls of this spirit in the glass reveal a hint of real coffee particulate that gather in the slow running amber kissed legs.
A ready-to-drink cocktail made with premium Koloa Gold Hawaiian Rum and our authentic Hawaiian Kukui Mai Tai Mix.
Essences of tropical passion fruit, orange, guava puree and pure Hawaiian cane sugar are perfectly blended with our Kauai White Premium Hawaiian Rum to make this a remarkably light and refreshing cocktail.
A refreshing cocktail blended with premium Hawaiian Koloa White rum, pineapple and passion fruit puree. Truly an endless summer delight.
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