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Commercial okolehao may be back on the market soon
Okolehao
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Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 234
From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2007-09-11 1:42 pm   Permalink

I've been in contact with a distiller who has hinted that they are in production of authentic okolehao and they could be making an announcement in the very near future. This is not a fly by night operation. It's a brand that is familiar. This is a direct quote from part of my correpondence with them:


"Thanks for the email and the interest. It is a little too early for us to announce anything concrete.....
Best we can say right now is keep checking our website . . . and before you know it your efforts will be rewarded. Sorry I can't say more, but our company's policy is to make product announcements when we have actual product on the shelves to sell."


I don't feel like I should reveal who they are because of their business plan. This could be 'vapor ware', but I don't get that feeling from all that's been given to me.

I know, I know . . TC has been down this road before. And yes, I could be making all this up, but if you've been following some of my other oke posts you know I'm very serious about the subject. I've been trying to get an authetic recipe and the obscure ingredients to make my own. A commercial vendor may beat me to the goal line.


 
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The Gnomon
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Joined: May 01, 2007
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From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2007-09-11 2:44 pm   Permalink

That wouldn't be Sandwich Islands Distilling Company on Maui would it?

Humuhumu caught wind of that in April of last year. Guess it's taking longer than expected.


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Okolehao
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Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 234
From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2007-09-11 3:14 pm   Permalink

No, not the Sandwich Islands Distilling Company situation. This is a different company.

 
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Koolau
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Joined: Sep 23, 2006
Posts: 323
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Posted: 2007-09-11 11:47 pm   Permalink

I'll believe it when I drink it.

 
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Okolehao
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Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 234
From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2007-09-12 08:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-11 23:47, Koolau wrote:
I'll believe it when I drink it.



Me too - but I'm hopeful.


 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2007-09-13 12:25 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I hope they make me a believer. I want an official Okolehao hangover!

 
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Okolehao
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From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2007-09-13 2:37 pm   Permalink

Crazy Al has his own opinion about okolehao!

http://www.tikimania.com/mp3/I'mPau.mp3



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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2007-09-15 1:11 pm   Permalink


The Crazed Mugs are doing a tune called Spirits of Okolehao that tells the story of two brothers who stunble across an old okolehao still in the hills of Hawai'i.

The tag line to every verse is something like "And you just can't put it down."

It ends with a ghostly warning. Spoooooooooky.

Sure would be nice to try a little of the real thing.
The posts here about once a year that have the promises are fun to read although so far... no ti juice.


 
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Kahu
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Joined: Jan 03, 2007
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Posted: 2009-09-28 10:31 pm   Permalink

Well I watched the Three Sheets Hawaii tonight, and it reminded me of this long ago post.

Did some research sad to say, from what I can come up with is this. Kolani Distillers is suing Sandwich Islands Distillers. This was started in 2007 and is still in court on going.
I wonder if this is a trade secret thing or what. But sadly it may be some time before we get to see or taste any.


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
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Posted: 2009-11-08 2:33 pm   Permalink

Any news on the okolehao? Sandwich Island Distillers doesn't even have a website (that I could find) and Kolani is still working on theirs.
I am kind of assuming that neither one will have a product.

Who knows the 808 State gov ideas on this?


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kauaibobmon
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From: Kauai
Posted: 2009-12-13 1:14 pm   Permalink

A buddy visiting Maui yesterday brought me back a bottle of real 'Okolehao! It was made by Haleakala Distillers, out of Makawao town, Maui. Real ono stuff... bottle is already pretty much empty. From what he told me, only a few independent stores on Maui have it yet. I found a website for it www.haleakaladistillers.com

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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 879
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-12-14 06:37 am   Permalink

AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHH! My brother was just on Maui a couple of days ago. Wish I would've known this...I would've made him go find a bottle and bring it back!

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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2009-12-27 11:36 pm   Permalink

From Today's Maui News...

http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/527105.html?nav=10

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Flaming Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2008
Posts: 41
Posted: 2010-01-01 7:00 pm   Permalink

You might check out "Hi-Time Wine Cellers" in Costa Mesa,
we stopped by yesterday before going to the New Year's Eve,
Jungle Jettsetter Ball at Don the Beachcomber's,
and there was Okolehao (liquour)on the shelf,
the # is (949) 650 8463,
if you have questions ask for Forrest,
he always helps us.
hope it's what your looking for... P


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2010-01-04 2:10 pm   Permalink

I have never tried Okolehao before, so I have nothing to compare it to.
To me personally, the Haleakala Distillers Okolehao smells/tastes like Almaretto or Frangelico.


 
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