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“Great Rum, Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Koloa Rum Company

Koloa Rum Company
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Pukalani, Maui
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“Great Rum, Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Make it a point to visit the Koloa Rum Company on your vacation. There is a small gift shop where you can buy their rums, rum cake, and other items. They offer a free rum tasting every half hour where you can sample their rums which leads to you making your own mai tai. I was the only one in the tasting during my visit and I talked to the host a while after the tasting about life in the islands. The staff here are friendly and will go in depth about the rum.

Visited June 2013
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Trinity, North Carolina, United States
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“Fun thing to do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

While on vacation in Kauai, we tried the koloa rum tasting. It was a very nice location, a gift shop and free rum tasting. The man doing the tasting was very informative and the tasting itself was a lot of fun. We ended up making our own little mai tai. The spiced was our favorite. Brought home several mini bottles.

Visited July 2013
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Shingle Springs, CA
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“A rum-lover must do.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stopped by this cute little shop and attended their rum tasting. Besides tasting their delicious rums on their own, you also make a little mai tai to taste. The gal running the tasting was knowledgeable and friendly as were the people working in the shop. The shop carries a variety of rum-related things besides actual bottles of rum. We did find the dark brand of rum sold at the Kauai Costco for a few bucks less than the shop though. Be sure to try the rum cake with chocolate rum sauce! Fun stop while visiting Kauai and Lihue.

Visited April 2013
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NH
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“Spiced rum.....mmmmmmm.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We were attending the Luau at the plantation next door and decided to fit in a rum tasting first at the Koala Rum company. Tasty rum samples. They have a nice souvenir shop too. Picked up a logo t-shirt and hat. Unfortunately, we were only using carry-on luggage so I couldn't bring any spiced rum home with me. Boooo.

Visited June 2013
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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“Best Rum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

My co-workers and I were working in Oahu for a couple weeks in May and decided to see Kauai during our off weekend. When trying to find stuff to do, we came across the Koloa Rum Co. We stopped at their company store and tasting room. We tasted their various rums and found them to be superb, my favorite being the spiced rum. It was my first experience with rum being made from sugar cane and it was very enjoyable. I plan on trying to get it on the mainland...even with Pennsylvania's archaic alcohol laws.

Visited May 2013
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