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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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+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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We had a great time doing the rum tasting. The host was very knowledgeable about the local and company history. We tried three different rums, a cocktail, and some rum cake. All... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time doing the rum tasting. The host was very knowledgeable about the local and company history. We tried three different rums, a cocktail, and some rum cake. All very yummy. We bought the pineapple passion rum cocktail. It is excellent. Ready to drink. What's not to love? The tasting is every 30 minutes. Be sure to... More 

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

Aloha HGregC, mahalo for your review and we are happy to hear that you found your "drink of choice". Have a great week! More 

Alaska
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While waiting for Gayord's restaurant to open, we went to the new Koloa Rum Company for free rum tasting. It was laid back and fun. We tried 3 or 4 different kinds and all of them were good including the rum cake. In addition to rum, the gift shop carried many unique gifts. However, the next day we noticed that... More 

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

Hello AKNomads, thanks so much for your review. You are correct in saying that there are many different prices points all of the island. The prices vary all over the state and on the mainland. We appreciate you taking the time to visit and hope you come back to visit us if you are ever on the Garden Isle again.... More 

Bostic, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Koloa Rum Company while on Kauai. The company store and rum tasting is located on the Kilohana Plantation, not far from the airport in Lihue. Be warned that due to Hawaiian laws, you will not be able to taste all the rums made by Koloa in a single tasting. You can try them all, but you have... More 

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

Good morning LeeH_943_57, thank you for taking the time to write your review and giving us 5-stars. We are happy that you were able to visit us and enjoyed the experience. Aloha! More 

Provo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff in the store is exactly what you would expect in Hawaii - laid back and easy going, helpful and fun to hang with while waiting for the free rum tasting which was really fun. The bartender does a great presentation. She's fun and entertaining and she tells a great history about the distillery. She works for tips -... More 

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

Hello Blair P., we are always happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you brought back a taste of Kauai with you. Have a great weekend. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The free tasting was fun, bartenders were engaging and knowledgeable, and we had a hard time choosing between the coffee rum or the spiced rum to bring home. Great location right on the highway not far from the Lihue airport.

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Thank Nettie2010
Jeanne T, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this review

Good morning Nettie2010, Mahalo for taking the time the review us and we are happy to hear that you took a little bit of aloha home with you! More 

Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop for free rum tastings but check tasting times first online. A nice rum gift shop with many flavors of rum bottles on sale, and other things rum of course including rum cake, shirts, glasses, etc. The free tour is a must to do but you have to get there and sign your name on a list in... More 

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

Good morning TravelGoodess61, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and loved your 5-star review. Aloha and mahalo! More 

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice store and free Rum tastings, but they are very busy so you have to sign up for the tastings before you do shop or check out the grounds. Not a problem but something to be aware of. Very tasty rums, we got several to bring home as well as their rum cake, mmmm, so good!

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

Mahalo sfbayscubagirl for your review, we appreciate your support. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the spiced rum in a Mai Tai next door at Gaylords and it was so good that we had to come back the next day to do a taste test. The tasting rooms saleswoman for a little too much and over the top, but the rum we tasted was as good as we had thought it would be.... More 

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

Good afternoon Derek R., thanks so much for your review. You must be talking about Jayne, our Charo of Koloa Rum! We are happy to hear you went home with a bottle of our aloha. Happy Aloha Friday! More 

Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was raining so we decided to do the run tasting. So glad we did. Awesome "rumtender". Terrific run. We bought 4 bottles since they can't ship it and it's not all sold where we live. GREAT TIME!

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

Good morning Jennifer C., we love your review, mahalo!!! More 

Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the Rum tasting. The hostess was very outgoing and engaged the visitors throughout the presentation. She explained how Rum is made and the various flavors. Tasted three different flavors and it was hard decide which one was my favorite. Went into the store which was next to the tasting room to make some purchases. At... More 

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

Hi Bobbi, thank you for your review. We are always happy to hear that our customers enjoyed their experience. We sell the coffee rum at $32.99 a bottle at the store, but there are many different price points all over the island and on the mainland. Mahalo for bringing back a taste of Kauai aloha home! More 

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