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Koloa Rum Company

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: (808) 246-8900 ‎
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Enthusiastic rum tasting presentation!

Recommend visiting the Koloa Rum Company after the train ride and visit to the Kilohana Plantation; cap your experience off with this fun activity. We are not rum people per se... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Recommend visiting the Koloa Rum Company after the train ride and visit to the Kilohana Plantation; cap your experience off with this fun activity. We are not rum people per se so we didn't know what to expect. We were fortunate enough to make the last tasting of the day. The Koloa rum shop is small and cute but its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We've been visiting the Koloa Rum Co. on the way to Poipu beach since they first started making rum. After leaving the airport our first stops are Walmart, Costco, and Koloa Rum. They conduct tastings which really tells the story behind their rums (which are now distributed throughout the mainland). Since sugar cane (one of the main ingredients of rum)... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a great tourist attraction. Loved the taste testing and all the knowledge I gained from the informative host. He was "the best" He really made the stop worth while. The Rum was great as well. Loved the gift shop. Made my gift shopping easy. A must to see on the island of Kauai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took the short train ride and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiny, the tour guide was funny and had several great hints about picking out fresh fruit. Stopping to feed the pigs, goats, and chickens was cute. Then we went for a rum tasting. Do the tasting before buying anything in the gift shop. That way you know what you really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tasting only lasts 15mins but the tastes are amazing. They have 5 different rum offerings - all very good considering they are a very young distillery. The 'bartender' was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer all of our questions. The gift shop has bottles to purchase along with bubble/protective sleeves that allowed for our Spiced Rum to make it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had first tasted this rum on Oahu. A friends father in law had been to Kauai and to the tasting, and bought some when he returned to Hawaii to visit. They were just sitting around drinking the dark rum on ice. So I was curious and tasted it - by this point the men were on their second bottle... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great and entertaining presentation of the short history of Koloa Rum Company. All the flavors of rum are pure, delicious and simple with no added ingredients. The rum punch is an excellent fruit mix with some delicious Koloa rum in it. The Mai Tai mix is the best. Other Mai Tais pale in comparison. The rum cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Hostess Janie could not have made this more entertaining while telling the history of Rum in Kauai...the Rum is delicious!!! Gift shop had lots to choose from at a reasonable price. The entire area surrounding is a beautiful setting. There was also a luau going on so we heard the music and seen the dancing. Worth the trip!!

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Take in a fasinating train ride through the Koloa plantation, then taste the different kinds of Rum with rum cake. The gift shop has some fine trinkets and of course the rum. Coconut rum tastes great.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The dark rum is excellent, colored with carmelized cane sugar, not charred oak barrels. The spiced rum was a close second. The coconut rum was elegant. The light rum was perfect in the Mai Tai.

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