Haliimaile Distilling Company

Haliimaile Distilling Company, Makawao: Hours, Address, Haliimaile Distilling Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Haliimaile Distilling Company

Haliimaile Distilling Company
4.5
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
About
Hali'imaile Distilling Company produces handcrafted, locally made, authentic Hawaiian brand spirits. We are located in the heart of Maui's pineapple region, Upcountry Makawao, Maui. Our goal is to create "Hawaii in a Bottle." At Hali'imaile Distilling Company we set ourselves apart by starting with local ingredients and distilling in small batches, using unique stills, to create authentic Hawaiian spirits. Every part of our Distilling process is one of a kind and designed in house. Once distilled, our spirits are mixed with crystal clear reverse osmosis Hawaiian water. Upcountry Maui is not only a place, it's a lifestyle. Hali'imaile Distilling Company is located in the small town of Makawao, home to the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys). For many years, Hawaiians have farmed the rich, volcanic soil of the Upcountry fields. Geographically speaking, Upcountry Maui is much of the area on the Haleakala side of Maui, away from the shoreline. Upcountry is mostly rural, agricultural and residential. Beyond upcountry, you can reach Maui's highest peak at the Haleakala National Park. The largest towns Upcountry are Makawao, Pukalani, Kula and Haiku, although Upcountry has no precise boundaries. Our pristine surroundings give us access to clean air, pure water and exquisite agriculture. Allowing us to produce ultra-premium, Hawaiian spirits. History of Hali'imaile Distilling Company Located in Makawao, Maui, Hali'imaile Distilling Company is located on the slopes of Haleakala. It sits among the pineapple fields and sugar cane fields that have been harvested for over a century. If you go to the edge of the property, you get a gorgeous view of the coastal rim of the entire island. Hali'imaile Distilling Company is the culmination of a dream made reality from the LeVecke family. A family whose life in the spirits industry spans over half a century, and more specifically on the Hawaiian Islands for the last 30 years...Building brands like Hana Bay Rum and Whaler's Rum. 15 Years ago 2 brothers decided to start their own truly authentic micro-distillery on the island of Maui. Their goal was to create spirits that were truly one of a kind. Their journey found them scouring the country for a like-minded master distiller that could help bring this dream to reality. Mark Nigbur, a charismatic and gifted distiller in Colorado, was introduced to the brothers. Mark was making a name for himself in the industry for his unconventional distilling techniques and superior products. He had founded his own micro-distillery where he was distilling vodka from pharmaceutical grade glass stills that he engineered and designed himself. It wasn't long until the relationship was cemented and Mark brought his family to Maui to become Hali'imaile Distilling Company's Master Distiller. Today Mark works alongside his eldest son Cory who currently manages the day to day Distilling operations. So while this is a fairly new distillery and a brand new visitor center, this was a family dream in the making for the last 30 years. We are happy to welcome you to their vision. Hali'imaile Distilling Company...Born Upcountry.
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Elise1005
Saint Louis, MO1 contribution
Last stop before heading home!
Jul 2021
This was the perfect last stop before heading home! So interesting learning about distillery process and fascinating learning about the land!
Written 23 July 2021
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Jahleo24
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Nicole is the best!
Jul 2021
Test tour guide is my girl “Nicole”!!
Knowledgeable connected with us had a few jokes in there.. definitely Worth the full experience down to the tasting room.. before you get the best vodka “PAU”!! Make sure to stop by and get the Full experience.. Connect with the Maui Gold Pineapple 🍍 Tour! Recommend when booking to go on the pineapple tour first and then hit up the distillery after to have the full experience.. 😊! Ask for Ken and Nicole to get you expertise guiders.. #Izzy #Peduncle .. #YellowPostitnote #PAU
Written 22 July 2021
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1997Luna24
Burlington, NC1 contribution
Interesting, but strong alcohol
Jul 2021
The distillery equipment and process was very interesting to see and learn about! We were pretty disappointed with the taste testing. Neither my husband or I are huge drinkers, and we prefer cocktails. We were served 3 small samples of our choice of straight vodka, vodka& cognac, gin, whiskey, and rum and told what they paired well with. Would have liked to have tasted them with the option to pair as a cocktail or at least with a slice of fruit. Wouldn’t recommend unless you like straight up alcohol.
Written 14 July 2021
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Mahalo for joining us and sharing your experience! Unfortunately due to our local liquor laws we aren't allowed to mix our spirits for the tastings. Hope you had a great vacation!
Written 22 July 2021
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prm4617
Rogers, AR2 contributions
Great tour
Jul 2021
Tour was informative and interesting. Easy to find. The alcohol was great, the rum was out favorite.
Written 8 July 2021
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AllisonB61
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Distillery Tour
Jul 2021
Excellent tour guide- great information
Spirits are fabulous! Recommend it to everyone. The gift shop and art studio are wonderful!
Written 6 July 2021
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JDisney
Chattanooga, TN1 contribution
Great tour, great drinks
Jul 2021 • Couples
Guide was very personable, knowledgeable, and answered all questions we had. It was great seeing the fruit of their years of labor in the drinks we had!
Written 3 July 2021
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Karl T
Sun City, AZ180 contributions
Fast-talking guide speaking way too technically
Jun 2021
We thought it would be cool to see a pineapple mash based distillery. The guide seemed like a very nice smart guy but spoke way too fast and spoke very technically when we got to the distillery. I expected a little more of an entertaining tour as opposed to a science class with a speed talker. On top of that, we were not that impressed with the spirits. Glad we didn't over pay.
Written 30 June 2021
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Mahalo for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience! We'll take your feedback to heart to improve our tour. Hope you have a great time on Maui!
Written 1 July 2021
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BlackMambaPDX
Portland, OR1 contribution
Unique small batch distillery
Jun 2021 • Family
Wonderful break from hiking, swimming and surfing. Highly recommended. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly
Written 26 June 2021
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MariaInPortlandOR
Portland, OR1 contribution
Great Tour & Tasting
Jun 2021
This was a great tour. Very informative. The guide was really knowledgeable about distilling and clearly had a passion for the craft. He was awesome! We appreciated the Q&A piece, and all of the spirits were excellent. The tasting room had a cool vibe and the decor was nice. Highly Recommend 👍👍 There’s also a glass studio/gallery across the parking lot that is worth checking out before or after the tour.
Written 24 June 2021
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Mahalo for joining us and for your recommendation! We're so happy you had fun!
Written 1 July 2021
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GoDuke825
Cleveland, OH1 contribution
Cool Maui stop!
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a fun stop here today and learned about the distilling process for all four kinds of spirits made here - our guide Nicole was outstanding and we walked away buying a bit of everything to take back home! Note kids can attend the distillery tour (and should bc it’s cool chemistry at least for maybe 8 and up) but only 21 and up are allowing into the tasting room (but this part of the tour is brief and the kids can shop or sit on a bench just outside the tasting room and you will be able to see them). We coupled this with lunch at HGS across the street and then a Maui Gold Pineapple Tour - a fun Maui upcountry day!
Written 23 June 2021
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