Koloa Rum Tasting Room & Company Store

Phone (808) 246-8900
5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
Free rum tasting, adults only.

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• Apparel: Clothing & Fashion • Food: Specialty
• Liquor & Wine • Souvenirs / Gifts

Beth Anderson's Take
Koloa Rum Company bottled their first bottle of Hawaiian rum in September 2009 and opened their tasting room and company store at Kilohana Plantation. They are the only licensed distillery on the Island of Kauai and their rum is made using sugar cane that is grown in Kauai, instead of molasses.

Their still was made on the mainland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1947 by Liberty Coppersmiths. It is made full of copper, not just copper lined. It was refurbished for use in their distillery.

The company store sells all things Koloa Rum including bottles of Hawaiian rum, t shirts, soap, household good, and more. They also carry products that are made in Kauai.

The tasting room is a separate room from the store, which is 21 and older only. The tastings happen every 30 minutes. You sign up in the store and wait for you name to be called. Once you are in the tasting room your bartender will share the history of Koloa Rum and serve you a sample of rums while telling you all about each rum you are tasting.

The rum tasting is free and is 21 and older. Parents can take turns with one doing the rum tasting and the other watching the kids but nobody under 21 is allowed in the tasting room.



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Kristin R
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
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We always stop in for a rum tasting and then leave with a few bottles to take home. Just pack them well in your suitcase!
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Monti C
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
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Great way to sample some rums that they make here.
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Vickey W
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 123
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I knew my husband wanted to try this out so off we went. After walking the grounds and doing some shopping we signed in for the Koloa Rum Tasting. They call names out every 30 minutes or so. You go into another area (not the gift store) to sample the rums and special of the day. Also got to try the rum cakes.

I am not much of a drinker so some were not appealing to me but my husband, on the other hand, likes rum and liked most of them. He did buy several bottles to bring home and I bought some rum cakes, more my style. They were real informative on how they make the rums from local products, found this interesting.
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Sharon S
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 0
Koloa Rum was so good we went twice during our stay on Kauai. Both days, we got to taste all five rums and a "cocktail", different each day. The rums were excellent. In fact, Koloa is the only spiced rum I have ever liked! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back (a few times) on our next visit to Kauai.
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Ellen R
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 89
Likes Received: 108
Rum the way it should be made with as much locally sourced ingredients as can be found on the islands. Besides the tasting room the store has other local products-cigars, which my brother in law says are excellent, soaps, jewelry, and more. A nice stop before you fly back home.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 378
Likes Received: 14
I did the rum tasting. Our bartender was incredibly knowledgeable about each rum we tasted and the Koloa Rum Company! Which is so refreshing, employees should know about the company they work for! Each rum was delicious, my favorite was the Kauai Spice. I would highly recommend this to all adults who enjoy alcohol.
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