Kōloa Rum Company was founded to create superior Hawaiian rums and ready-to-drink cocktails using locally-sourced ingredients. In doing so, the Company provides meaningful employment opportunities for the people of Kauaʻi, while diversifying our local economy and preserving important agricultural land.
Kauaʻi is the natural home for the Kōloa Rum Company. Sugarcane came to Hawaiʻi with ancient Polynesian voyagers as they migrated to Hawaiʻi from the South Pacific. Commercial sugar production operations in Hawaiʻi were first established in the town of Kōloa in 1835. The initial harvest in 1837 produced two tons of raw sugar and rum production began around this time as well.
The legacy of sugar and rum in Hawaiʻi lives on today through Kōloa Rum. We were the first licensed distillery on the island of Kauaʻi, where sugarcane production has been a traditional way of life. In addition, we fully promote sound and sustainable agricultural practices to provide meaningful support and diversity to the local agricultural industry and serve to stimulate employment, increase cultivated acreage and preserve open space.
Everything we do is deeply rooted in our Hawaiian heritage and reflects our commitment to support and build our ohana – by bringing people together, creating great memories and sharing the Aloha way of life.