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This was our second visit to the Rum Company. Free tasting and nice discussion about the company... read more

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Scott S
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Louisville, Colorado
VISIT TO KOLOA RUM FACTORY OUTLET

This place is located in Nice Surroundings. We were Welcomed with a Smile The person we spoke to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second visit to the Rum Company. Free tasting and nice discussion about the company and its phenomenal success. Cale was our guide to the fine rums. On our trip two years ago, Jayne led our tasting and she still holds a special...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is located in Nice Surroundings. We were Welcomed with a Smile The person we spoke to was pleasant.. He showed us all Rum products on Sale. We tasted some & bought one Bottle. Rather expensive, but it is OK. Overall it was an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha 305happyvisitor! Mahalo for your visit and review! We love our surroundings as well at the Kilohana Plantation and our employees are the best! We hope you come back to see us. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm not really one to drink alcohol, but I did this with my boyfriend. Kale was our guide and was excellent and knowledge about the product, history of the area, and shared his personal life and how this was part of his family history. Only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kerry J
Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Kerry J, Mahalo for the visit and review! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Sincerely appreciate your kind review and hope you return sometime to see us. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my third time here with different friends who had never been before. We all had a great time tasting the different rums and even purchased some in the store. Yes, you can find it cheaper in other stores such as ABC or Walmart,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SJRODDICK
Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha SJRODDICK! Wow! 3rd time! Thank you for the continued support! We sincerely appreciate it and hope to see you a 4th time! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The young man who gave us the tasting tour was excellent. He was happy, up and enthusiastic! We tasted the rums and had a great time. Who cares who else is charging!! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Gift shop is really fun too.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha seetheworld010! Mahalo for your upbeat and pleasant review. Sincerely appreciated :). The young man who did your tasting is Cale and we are SO lucky to have him. He's amazingly engaging and knowledgeable. I, too, love the company store! Hope you return to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What type of company charges more for their product in their own store than what the ABC store charges???????????? I was pissed when I seen the small bottle box sets for $3.00 less at the ABC store, knowing they are making a profit themselves, so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Jeff, Very saddened to read your comment. Perhaps I can shed some light on the matter in a congenial manner. As a manufacturer, Koloa Rum sells its products to distributors, who in turn sell it to retailers. Distributors and retailers are free and clear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once we found the factory, there was a tasting of 4 different rums and am tai lessons. The gift shop that was connected to it had everything from aprons, rum, and every souvenir you can think of. There is a small cafe to grab something...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha NH2CA! Mahalo for taking the time to post a review. Much appreciated. As you mentioned, our Tasting Room is located at the Kilohana Plantation in Lihue. Happy to hear you liked our broad selection of merchandise as well. Thank you for visiting and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a rum tasting with Cynthia - she was a great salesperson with a mix of humor and personality. Look for the special of the day (ours was the coffee rum - tasty!). It was fun to taste a few types, take a picture...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and Mahalo for your review! We agree...it's the perfect raining day event. So happy you had a great time and Cynthia is the best! We're so lucky to have her! Appreciate your support and hope you come back to see us! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give rum tasting a try while we waited for our train tour. I'm not a rum fan so my expectations were pretty low. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised! The taste master was knowledgeable and informative. The rum was surprisingly tasty. We tasted five...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nikki M, Public Relations Manager at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Renee! We're happy you popped in to try our rums while you waited! Even happier to hear your review! THANK YOU! Our tasting room reps are amazing: knowledgeable and fun! Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. We...More

Reviewed 11 January 2019

Really enjoyable place! We took the train ride and then signed up for a rum tasting. Be advised that people under the age of 21 are not permitted into the tasting room, so my husband and I had to take turns watching the kids. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nikki M, Sales at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Mrs_loves_2_travel Mahalo for your review and understanding of the 21 and over rules and regulations in place at our Tasting Room. We are happy to hear your husband and you were able to both enjoy Koloa Rum and the kids enjoyed the train! Cheers!!

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Mellanie L
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Response from JEANINE L | Reviewed this property |
They sell the bubble wrap bottle covers so you can put in checked luggage. I wd buy here as more expensive on mainland and I believe you can not even purchase the Kauai Coffee Rum elsewhere.
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Response from Blair P | Reviewed this property |
Take an uber and you should have plenty of time. It's not very far from the port, 20 minutes max, and its in a pretty well populated area so you shouldn't have a problem getting there and back. Just be sure to check the... More
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Response from 47nicolel | Reviewed this property |
The Rum Tasting is FREE, tips are appreciated
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