Koloa Rum Company

Koloa Rum Company, Lihue: Hours, Address, Koloa Rum Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Koloa Rum Company
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 10:00am, please visit our website for COVID-19 restrictions. 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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2010lovethesun
Boerne, TX109 contributions
Great time!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great time. Be sure to get there early bc they only have a few spots per hour for tasting. They ask you get there 10 minutes before your scheduled tasting time. Don’t be late or they will give your spot away. We grabbed a mai tai next door at the bar and waited for our time. Best Mai tai on the island!!! Beautiful restaurant.

We had a great tasting! She had a lot of energy and was very informative. I love the chocolate rum! Definitely a great stop!
Written 22 October 2021
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TerrasTravels
Las Vegas, NV208 contributions
Rum!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Everyone should do the rum tasting here! It’s awesome! And it’s the person doing the tasting that makes all the difference! We had Jenny and she was fabulous! She memorized everyone’s name and where they were from and was very informational about the rum! Made it fun! I loved the coconut and coffee ones the best! Thankfully they sell these at Total Wine in Vegas! Everyone should try! Which ones do you like?
Written 21 October 2021
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Anika N
4 contributions
Well Deserved Award Winning Rum
Sep 2021 • Couples
Perfect thing to do while visiting. Try to get there early to at least make the list since it’s first come first serve. If you’re not a rum fan…these tastings could probably change your mind. I personally love rum, but this is different, it was better than expected. They’re flavors literally have something to cater to everyone. I had to leave with a couple bottles. The host was also pleasant, funny, and made the whole experience worth while. I forget her name, but she was a hot mama in a pink dress 😜
Written 22 September 2021
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Aloha Anika, Mahalo for your review and recommendation to experience our tastings! Your rumtender : ) was Jayne and we are so fortunate to have her in our Ohana! We're happy you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again! Glad to hear you purchased some Rum for the road. Cheers!
Written 13 October 2021
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Dapger
McKinney, TX327 contributions
A must do on the island.
Sep 2021
We had such a good time here with Jayne during the tasting. Loved the Coconut and Chocolate rum. Jayne is the star of the show. Full of energy and remembers everyone's name. Come early and get on the list. Bring your driver's license or you will not get in. Tell Jayne King Kimo sent you.
Written 14 September 2021
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Aloha Dapger, Mahalo for the review! I am happy to hear that you loved Jayne as much as we do. Thank you for coming to visit and please come back soon. Cheers!
Written 13 October 2021
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nctraveler315
Winston Salem, NC113 contributions
Go Early to get a Tasting
Jul 2021
We really wanted to do a tasting here but all of the tours were full when we arrived (2pm). We were told that the tastings are scheduled first come first serve starting when they open in the morning and that there is usually a line of people to sign up at opening. We were not able to get by early in the morning to get on the schedule for the day. That said, the staff were very nice and the gift shop was great for souvenirs (the chocolate rum sauce is very good). Maybe next time we will get there to schedule a tasting.
Written 25 July 2021
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Rumtastic
Jul 2021
Our rum tasting liaison had a vivacious personality that will leave you smiling and laughing from start to finish. Her ability to remember everyone's names and to make us feel welcomed was very unique and personable. The rum was delicious and gift shop was very nice. We recommend this as a quick stop during your visit!
Written 6 July 2021
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Aloha DaniellepE6546RE, Mahalo for your review! We greatly appreciate your recommendation. If you are back on our beautiful island, please come see us. Cheers!
Written 13 October 2021
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Tygar
Phoenix, AZ149 contributions
This is THE place for Rum cake!
Jun 2021
Just dropped in to see the company and sample some of their products. I ended up buying a rum cake and the rum fudge frosting! It tastes GRRREAT!
Written 18 June 2021
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Aloha Tygar, Mahalo for your review! I am happy to hear you enjoy our Rum Cake as much as I do. You can always order one off the website, perfect timing for the Holidays. Please come back and see us if you are ever back on our beautiful island. Cheers!
Written 13 October 2021
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Mary C
Houston, TX11 contributions
Rum Tasting
Jun 2021
This was a last minute stop and we were lucky to get on the waitlist to experience this awesome rum tasting. Our Rumstress was phenomonal. She could remember everyones name as she poured 6 different varieties. My favorite was the Chocolate Rum that you can only get in Kauia. A definite must see and it was free! The gift shop was stocked with great items, too. It would be best to get reservations but we got lucky with the wait list.
Written 11 June 2021
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Aloha mjcheesman, Mahalo for your review! I am happy to hear about your great experience, as well as, your love the Cacao Rum. We have officially launched the Cacao on the Mainland, make sure to use the store locator on our website to find some near you. Thank you for your support! Cheers!
Written 13 October 2021
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MyTakeFromCA
Fresno, CA8 contributions
A Victim of Their Own Success
Jun 2021 • Couples
We have been huge fans of Koloa Rum since 2013, making annual trips to the tasting room and shop and special ordering Koloa while back home in CA. We have shared the Koloa story with friends and recommended Koloa products and the tasting room/store experience in particular to countless visitors.

Last week, we made a point to stop in for the newly released 5 year Kauai Reserve. On past visits, large purchases were granted a small discount. This time, I asked for a complementary $3 “rum skin” bubble wrap bag to transport our $99 bottle home in. This is in addition to logo items we were purchasing. Not only was the cashier short with her reply as if such an offer was absurd, when I left the store I found a notecard in the bag with wording to the effect of “thanks for buying our most expensive product... please note we use plastic caps and they often leak. If they do, it is your problem, not ours!” I had to wonder if it cost Koloa as much to print up the note cards and stuff the shopping bags as the wholesale cost of a rum skin.

I noticed other customers were treated in the same less than warm manner and recalled a similar experience during our last visit (pre-COVID).

I am getting the feeling the Koloa Rum management is having growing pains. I miss the days of a friendly greeting from Jayne making us feel like valued customers; not the latest sucker to step off a flight from the mainland.

I hope when we do open our bottle of Reserve, it will remove the bad taste left in my mouth by our recent experiences.
Written 10 June 2021
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Andy L
Allen, TX1,049 contributions
Great rum tasting
Jun 2021
Great tasting of world class rums. The server was most entertaining for all to enjoy., She was personally engaging and presented all the rums in their best light. Pleasant joy to watch her "perform" for 20 minutes. We have been going since the beginning when Koloa Rum first opens this tasting room and it's great to see them evolve over the years since 2009.
Written 8 June 2021
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Aloha Andy, Mahalo for your review! We are thankful to have had you in our Ohana for all these years, thank you for the support. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Jayne as much as we do. If you're back on our beautiful island, please stop by and see us! Cheers.
Written 13 October 2021
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