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Koloa Rum - yay or nay?
Shaun of theTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-01 8:19 pm   Permalink

I saw three varieties of the Hawaiian-made Koloa Rum at my local Total Wine and More. It's in the "premium rum" price range ($28-32). What's the verdict?

http://www.koloarum.com/aloha.htm

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SuperEight
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Posted: 2011-07-01 11:44 pm   Permalink

Its good, not fantastic, but better than the Maui rum. I have not cracked my bottle open yet but I went to their tasting room on Kauai. I am reserving full judgement until their 5 year is finally available. I think they told me its one more year.

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-07-02 01:57 am   Permalink

I really really like it... I picked up a bottle here at Costco last month and finished it off much to quickly, this second bottle is even better than the first . I like appletons and myers in my Mai tai normally but have been using the Koloa lately... Try Em!!
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Shaun of theTiki
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Posted: 2011-07-02 08:50 am   Permalink

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On 2011-07-02 01:57, Beachbumz wrote:
I really really like it... I picked up a bottle here at Costco last month and finished it off much to quickly, this second bottle is even better than the first . I like appletons and myers in my Mai tai normally but have been using the Koloa lately... Try Em!!




Which is better, the gold or the dark?


 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-07-03 12:41 am   Permalink

Only bought the Gold but I'd like to try the Dark next.. or both..

 
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Koloa Rum
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From: Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
Posted: 2011-07-05 12:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-01 20:19, Shaun of theTiki wrote:
I saw three varieties of the Hawaiian-made Koloa Rum at my local Total Wine and More. It's in the "premium rum" price range ($28-32). What's the verdict?

http://www.koloarum.com/aloha.htm


Aloha Shaun of theTiki, Mahalo for your interest in our products...I'd say give it a try! We just won the Gold Medal Best in Class and a Gold Medal for our Kaua`i Dark Rum and Bronze Medal for our recently launched Spice Rum at the Miami Rum Renaissance in April, 2011. We also won a Gold Medal last year at the Miami RR for the Dark. The White and Gold have won Bronze and Silver Medals at the 5th Annual International Rum Festival in 2010, so our entire portfolio are award winners. It's Aloha Spirit in a Bottle, Okole maluna!


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2011-07-05 1:59 pm   Permalink

the Dark Looks good,
I am gonna keep an eye out for it.





 
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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2011-07-05 3:58 pm   Permalink

The dark is very good, I picked up a bottle at Hi-Times last Fall when I was down visiting Hinano Paul.
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chiwito
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Posted: 2011-08-02 12:31 am   Permalink

Any chance of a coconut flavored Koloa?

 
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Hibiscus
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Posted: 2011-08-02 06:50 am   Permalink

I've mentioned in another thread what a fan I am of the Koloa Dark, which I picked up 2 bottles of on Kaua'i. Delicious stuff. I envy you folks who can get it in your state - there's none to be had in Massachusetts and we can't ship it in.

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2011-09-10 11:38 pm   Permalink

I can vouch for the Gold, but they all are well made.
Even though rum tasting on Kaua'i of course adds a certain something, each had its own benefits which made them a better selection than other established brands.


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2011-09-11 2:11 pm   Permalink

I picked up a bottle of the white (Total Wine was out of the dark) and it made for a very fine daiquiri as well as a great mai tai. For the mai tai I mixed it with some Appleton 12 year. While not as complex as Appleton plus a martinique rum, I found it to be a very good combination. Might be making one more later to close out the weekend in fact.

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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2011-09-12 08:51 am   Permalink

I haven't had it myself but there's some pretty mixed opinions on Yelp!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/koloa-rum-company-lihue

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-17 8:11 pm   Permalink

The Dark rocks

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-04-05 5:15 pm   Permalink

Their web store has some nice looking barware for affordable prices.




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