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Koloa Rum Company

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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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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Hawaiian Rum

In a beautiful setting on Kilohana Plantation there is a place where you and your friends can taste rum made with plantation rum from the Hawaiian Islands. The rum was excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Randall C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In a beautiful setting on Kilohana Plantation there is a place where you and your friends can taste rum made with plantation rum from the Hawaiian Islands. The rum was excellent and the lady dispensing it told us a lot about the history of Koloa rum and what growing cane was like in the islands and how it had been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth the visit! You can choose just the tasting - 30 minutes or do the train ride, visit shops and stores. Stay for as short or long a you like but if you are 21+, do the tasting! We did the 30 minute taste room at the Koloa Rum Tasting Room located at the historic Kilohana Plantation in Lihue. Sign... More 

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East Northport, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here based on others reviews and because it was a rainy day. We signed up for a rum tasting, but had some time to kill prior to it. We shopped in its store, but didn't buy anything because everything seemed overpriced. The tasting was very pleasant with samples of 4 different rums along with a small bite of... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big rum drinker but I certainly appreciated the quality of the rum here at the Koloa tasting room. The young man who gave us a demonstration, Kale, is a super salesman. They been in business for less than 10 years but seem to have one of the number of awards which they were proud of.

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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in love with their spiced rum. I am not someone who drinks rum straight but I do with this one. To me, it is like sipping butterscotch. My husband and I try to visit and taste their rum several times during our stay and always bring back several bottles in their great bottle bubble bags that keep it... More 

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Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Aloha Sheri A., mahalo for your wonderful review. We love that you visit us several times during your stay. We hope that you visit us again in the near future! More 

Cataldo, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hostess . . . Great rum selection . . . Great flavors . . . Good prices in the store . . . Great place to visit!

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Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good morning nidahotraveler, we appreciate your 5 star review and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Cheers and aloha! More 

Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the history of Koloa Rum Company along with samples of several rum samples. They switch up the rums daily so hopefully you'll get to sample the Pineapple Passion. The coconut rum was also very smooth. Sign up for the tasting as soon as you get there, tours are a group of 12 and fill up quickly.

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1 Thank M-LT1980
Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good morning M-LT1980, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the history of Koloa Rum and the best part, our rum! Thanks so much for taking the time to write your 5-star review. Aloha! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop for 2 hours of your day. Do the 40 minute train ride followed by the rum tasting. Finish off with drinks and lunch at Gaylord's! Then off to your afternoon excursion. You will be glad you did!

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Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good afternoon Robin2256, Thanks so much for your great review of Koloa Rum, Gaylord's and the train. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Aloha! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed the Rum tasting in the long bar area. Very cool. Numbers of Rums to taste. Good variety. Bartender had great personality. Drop by this tour. You will enjoy.

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Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good morning Angela5151, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your rum experience with us. Mahalo for your 5-star review, aloha! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gift shop has all the usual stuff in it except they also sell the Koloa Rum. The rum is excellent. The tasting room was manned by Kale the day we were there. He gave an excellent presentation and explained how the rum was made. The company has only been in business for a short time and has already been... More 

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Thank Don B
Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good morning Don B., thank you for visiting us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Cale and the entire experience. We are available in Alaska take a look at our map finder on our website. We hope to see you again here on the Garden Isle. Aloha! More 

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