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Koloa Rum Company

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-246-8900
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For the first time in history, Rum is being distilled legally on the island...

For the first time in history, Rum is being distilled legally on the island of Kauai. Visit Koloa Rum's Premier Tasting Room and Company Store at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi, Kaua`i where our award winning Premium Hawaiian Rums are available. Also popular are our rum cakes, rum fudge sauce, Kukui Brand Mai Tai Mix, jams, jellies, syrups, Koloa Rum logo wear and other unique Hawaiian made products. Open daily at 9:30am. All tastings and alcohol sales require a valid photo ID and all individuals must be 21 years or older to enter the tasting room. Please enjoy responsibly!

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Quick, Fast and Fun

A quickie introduction to flavored rums. Signup for group tastings on the hour and half hour. The "docent" was quick, lots of fun and personable. The rums were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quickie introduction to flavored rums. Signup for group tastings on the hour and half hour. The "docent" was quick, lots of fun and personable. The rums were excellent. They encourage folks coming back for a second tasting and if on a different day of the week, they pour different rums. Great product. Nice setting.

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little over a week ago i visited the plantation. While exploring it i wondered into the shop and signed up for the tasting. Wow she did a great job. She was funny, informative and it was just a great time. prior to the tasting i had not intention bringing any home. I left the shop with 5 bottles.

Thank Dean M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to try the local rum. Nice gift shop on a beautiful property . Sign up for tasting room in main gift shop. Runs every half hour . Tasting is nice with several options and staff is always entertaining. No cost just a tip if you would like to leave one.

Thank Monkeytoez
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here after dinner at Gaylord's. We were just in time for a tasting. I would recommend going here first while at the plantation to see when there next tasting is. We tried five different types of rum and they were all excellent! And free!

Thank tesmej
Wailuku, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You show your ID and sign up for this tasting in the adjacent Koala Rum gift shop. No charge for the tasting although gratuity is heartily encouraged at the end. You stand at a "bar" and learn about the rums. Takes about 20 minutes with tastes of 3 types of rum. All of them were excellent.

Thank Tom B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and we love thier rum tastings! They're located on the Kiliohana Plantation just past Gaylords restaurant, before you get to the plantation Sugar Train. Go to the gift shop cashier and let them know you want to sign up for the tasting. They will check your ID and sign you up. Everytime we go to the... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rum company has a tasting bar in a former sugar plantation that houses other attractions on the property. Our main objective was the rum. Th tasting was fun and interesting, and the rum was really outstanding. Our "pourguide" made the experience wonderful, giving us local history and educating us on the finer points of rum making. After the tasting... More 

Thank DNWA
Toronto, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop here for a FREE tasting of some amazing Koloa rums! While we were there, they sampled their new coffee rum, which was probably the best tasting flavoured rum I've ever had. It had just been released a week or so before our visit, and was in limited supply. Please check the times of the tastings, we *just* missed it... More 

Thank k9shwgrl
McMinnville, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About every 1/2 hour there are available tastings of their Rums, each day there is a different beverage made with rum which is very Rummy (yummy). The host or mixologist was a native of Kawaii, and shared some of the history of the Island. His love and passion for his land and job shone through. Don't miss it.

Thank Robert B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rum tasting room was so much fun! The lady who served us was delightful! She remembered everyone's name. Told us the history of the rum company and since she was a native gave us information about the island! Great gift shop. You can purchase miniatures or full sizes of rum.

Thank Patricia L

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