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Arrrrr try the rum!

Really enjoyable place! We took the train ride and then signed up for a rum tasting. Be advised... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mrs_loves_2_travel
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San Diego, California
Don’t just taste but buy here!

The day we arrived we shopped at the grocery store and bought their mai tai fully mixed drink. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
48lisas48
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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 6 days ago

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
1  Thank Mrs_loves_2_travel
Nikki M, Sales at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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!!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The day we arrived we shopped at the grocery store and bought their mai tai fully mixed drink. The day we arrived to do a tasting we noticed how much cheaper it was to purchase the same premixed alcohol here! So after the tasting, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nikki M, Sales at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you 48lisas48 for your great review! We are happy to hear you found the Koloa Rum Ready To Drink Cocktail you were looking for and some additional fun items too. Our Company Store does an incredible job of stocking unique gifts- happy you found...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lured into this rum tasting, but very happy I did it. I enjoyed hearing about the plans for the future. the flavors of rum we tried were good. I liked 4 of the 5 they offered. The rum in the shop did seem...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nikki M, Sales at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha mgdevine, Mahalo for stopping by and for your review of Koloa Rum. The combo packs are definitely a great way to go. We look forward to serving you at our new Distillery. Cheers!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of rums to sample was nice and the woman doing the pours had a great energy, but we tired quickly of the amount of sales pitch woven throughout her script. We didn't need it and it was simply too much. We just wanted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Monday around noon and the store and tastings were very busy. The rum is about 6 dollars more here then at Walmart. Walmart has the plain and spiced rum. We bought a rum cake to eat tonight. It looks really good....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the 28th December in the afternoon. Located not far from the airport in some historic buildings with an old railway line and sugar cane train you can ride. The woman running the rum tasting was quite rude and this ruined what I suspect...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shaneforster
Nikki M, Sales at Koloa Rum Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Shane, We have an amazing team and your experience certainly does not sound like the norm. We are disappointed to hear your visit was not all that it could be, and we will address the issue. Please give us another shot! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun and informative rum tasting event! We are so glad we took time to go to Lihue and check out this place. The presenter was fun and informative with the history of the company and the different rums they served. I’ve not ever been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to able to taste the different types of rum, but, it was very rushed and the pours were small, like, they barely covered the bottom of the shot glass, one small swallow. The host was informative, but didn't leave time for questions....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

located on a plantation in Lihue, this stop was a LOT of fun. if you like rum you need to stop here. tastings were great except only # 3 allowed - but you could go on another tasting if you didn't get to try all...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Orlando V
Reviewed November 9, 2018

My family stopped here when we were in Kauai and we loved it. So much so we went back the next day because they were going to sample the coffee rum. My daughter in law and I did the tasting and we didn't stop talking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mellanie L
December 17, 2017|
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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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June 23, 2017|
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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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February 11, 2017|
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Response from 47nicolel | Reviewed this property |
The Rum Tasting is FREE, tips are appreciated
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