The Best Hawaiian Rum from Kōloa

Kōloa Rum has been honored with the following awards and accolades based on our premium rum portfolio, as well as our business and manufacturing practices.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • Best Locally Distilled Liquor – Star-Advertiser – 2023
  • Hawaiʻi Magazine Readers’ Choice — Best Hawaiʻi-Made Liquor, Liqueur or Spirit – 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 & 2014
  • Best Hawaii-Made Liquor – Hawaii Magazine – 2023, 2022, 2021
  • Best Locally Made Hard Liquor – KITV4 Viewer’s Choice – 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Hawaii Rum Distillery of the Year — New York International Spirits Competition – 2020
  • The 14 Best Rums to Drink – June 2020 Liquor.com
  • The 14 Best Bottles of Rum You Can Buy — Gear Patrol – February 2020
  • Trip Advisor — Certificate of Excellence – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame – 2018
  • Designated Hawaiʻi Manufacturer – 1st Annual Presidential Proclamation of Made in America, The White House, Washington, DC. – 2017
  • Garden Island Newspaper — Best Kauaʻi Made Product People’s Choice Award – 2016
  • Kauaʻi County Small Business Person of the Year — Small Business Administration – April 2016
  • Local Hero Award – Beverage Artisan — Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine – 2016, 2012 & 2012
  • Pacific Business News Fastest 50 — Growing Small Businesses in Hawaiʻi – 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • The Best Distilled Spirit in Hawaiʻi — Playboy.com – June 2015, Kōloa Rum’s Kauaʻi Dark Rum
  • Allegiant Air Debuts Kōloa Rum on Board – May 2013
  • Hawaiʻi’s Best Local Rum — Honolulu Magazine – March 2013, Kōloa Rum’s Kauaʻi White Rum
  • Kauaʻi County Exporter of the Year — Small Business Administration – February 2013
  • Hawaiian Airlines Debuts Kōloa Rum on Board – August 2012

SPICE RUM

  • Best in Class – 2022 ShowRum Tasting Competition Italy
  • Double Gold Medal – 2023 TAG Spirit Awards
  • Double Gold Medal – 2018 San Diego International Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal — 2023 The Spirits Business Rum Master
  • Gold Medal — 2022 SIP Awards
  • Gold Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Silver Medal – 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Silver Medal – 2018 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2015 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Bronze Medal — 2023 IWSC
  • Bronze Medal — 2011 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

CACAO RUM

  • Platinum Medal – 2022 SIP Awards
  • Double Gold Medal – 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Double Gold Medal – 2022 TAG Spirit Awards

COCONUT RUM

  • Best in Show Medal – 2022 TAG Spirit Awards
  • Chairman’s Trophy — 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • Double Gold Medal – 2022 SIP Awards
  • Gold Medal – 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal – 2020 New York International Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal – 2018 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Gold Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Gold Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Consumer Rum Jury Awards
  • Gold Medal — 2015 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Gold Medal, Best In Class 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Silver Medal – 2023 The Spirits Business Rum Master
  • Silver Medal – 2018 German Rum Festival
  • Silver Medal — 2016 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Silver Medal — 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Bronze Medal – 2023 IWSC
  • Bronze Medal – 2018 American Distilling Institute

WHITE RUM

  • Best in Class – 2022 ShowRum Tasting Competition Italy
  • Gold Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Bronze Medal — 2018 & 2017 American Distilling Institute
  • Bronze Medal — 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Bronze Medal — 2010 Polished Palate International Rum Competition

GOLD RUM

  • Double Gold Medal — 2019 & 2015 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Gold Medal – 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Gold Medal — Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, 2016 & 2014
  • Silver Medal – 2018 German Rum Festival
  • Silver Medal — 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2010 Polished Palate International Rum Competition

DARK RUM

  • Gold Medal — Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, 2016, 2014, 2011 & 2010
  • Gold Medal, Best In Class — 2011 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Silver Medal – 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal – 2022 TAG Spirit Awards
  • Silver Medal – 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Silver Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Consumer Rum Jury Awards
  • Silver Medal — 2015 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2010 Polished Palate International Rum Competition
  • Bronze Medal — 2023 IWSC
  • Bronze Medal — 2018 & 2017 American Distilling Institute
  • Bronze Medal — 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

COFFEE RUM

  • Platinum Medal – 2022 TAG Spirit Awards
  • Double Gold Medal – 2022 SIP Awards
  • Double Gold Medal – 2018 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
  • Double Gold Medal – 2018 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Gold Medal and Score of 95 – 2023 IWSC
  • Gold Medal – 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal – 2018 Cigar & Spirits World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal, Best In Class — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Gold Medal — 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Consumer Rum Jury Awards
  • Gold Medal — 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal – 2023 The Spirits Business Rum Master
  • Silver Medal – 2023 TAG Spirit Awards
  • Silver Medal – 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Silver Medal – 2018 German Rum Festival
  • Silver Medal — 2016 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Bronze Medal – 2023 IWSC
  • Bronze Medal – 2020 New York International Spirits Competition
  • Bronze Medal – 2018 American Distilling Institute
  • Finalist — 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

KŌLOA KAUA’I RESERVED AGED RUM

  • Double Gold Medal — 2019 Cigar & Spirits Magazine’s World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal — 2018 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
  • Silver Medal – 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2020 New York International Spirits Competition
  • Silver Medal — 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
  • Bronze Medal — 2018 American Distilling Institute Best Kauai Made Product

MANGO SPARKLING HAWAIIAN RUM COCKTAIL

  • Chairman’s Trophy – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • Top 100 Spirits – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 95 Points – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

GUAVA SPARKLING HAWAIIAN RUM COCKTAIL

  • Finalist – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 93 Points – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

PINEAPPLE SPARKLING HAWAIIAN RUM COCKTAIL

  • Finalist – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 93 Points – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

COCONUT SPARKLING HAWAIIAN RUM COCKTAIL

  • Finalist – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 93 Points – 2022 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

HAWAIIAN MAI TAI COCKTAIL

  • Silver Medal — 2014 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – Ready to Drink Division

HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE PASSION RUM COCKTAIL

  • Gold Medal — 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – Ready to Drink Division

HAWAIIAN RUM PUNCH

  • Bronze Medal — 2014 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition – Ready to Drink Division

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