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Kōloa Kauaʻi Coffee Rum

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Distilled, blended and bottled by Kōloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, 34% ABV/68 Proof.

Kōloa Coffee is made from the mash of raw cane sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1,210 gallon, steam-powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waiʻaleʻale.

The Spirit itself is a collaboration between the Kauaʻi Coffee Company and Kōloa Rum Company.

The rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.

Appearance

This spirit looks and pours like a rich cup of coffee with a deep brown, opaque hue surrounded by a light mahogany meniscus. Several swirls of this spirit in the glass reveal a hint of real coffee particulate that gather in the slow running amber kissed legs.

Nose

Freshly ground and brewed Arabica and Robusto beans with the sweet smell of molasses, rich dark chocolate and undertones kissed with a touch of Lilikoi.

Taste and Finish

This intensely rich, coffee-flavored rum is slightly lower in ABV, which facilitates the amazingly complex flavors achieved. The initial sip is a highly robust espresso coffee balanced with white cane sugar. The spirit initially presents itself as a well-crafted espresso cocktail. Then, it’s back to a dry finish of light vanilla, hints of chocolate and a wonderful coffee flavor that can only be achieved by a great barista. Second and third sips of this elixir present hints of tropical fruit, hazelnut and stone fruits in the finish. This is a remarkable spirit