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located on a plantation in Lihue, this stop was a LOT of fun. if you like rum you need to stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando V
We absolutley loved the rum tasting.

My family stopped here when we were in Kauai and we loved it. So much so we went back the next day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pam P
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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
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-246-8900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Pam P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the Koloa Rum Company in between a few other activities during our trip. They don’t accept reservations but run tastings are given every half hour. The tasting was pretty quick; you taste 3 or 4 types of rum and some dessert. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beachmealready
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice little place, beautiful grounds ( but hey- isn't everywhere in Kuai?). Do the rum tasting for sure- it was fun. Nice store with delicious rum cake!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angelic5
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A must do when on the island! Everyday, 7 days a week sign up and get on the list for free Rum tasting. Don't forget the Rum Cake and Fudge. Great location and easy to get to. Don't miss this easy and fun location for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PinkAsianLady
Reviewed 4 November 2018

What a totally charming, fun, informative time! Our host/teacher/guide was utterly charming and engaging. The rum is delicious and ideas abound about how to use. It's free and totally worth your time! You need to "sign up" in the Gift Store ahead of time. Length...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoadRev
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is the storefront/tasting room for the Koloa Rum Company, on the grounds of the Gaylord's plantation - it is a MUST see/stop/taste. Tastings are every 1/2 hour, 1st come, 1st served, so show up & get your name on the list. While you wait,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scoeyd
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I figured this would be another meh little time killer while waiting for the flight home but was pleasantly surprised. Do the tasting (If you are of age of course) and listen to the wonderful stories behind this rum. I'll be a fan of this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davestolz
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Koloa Rum offers free rum tastings every half an hour, but they are first come, first serve. We got there at 5:20 and the sign up sheet had just filled up for 5:30. I asked the lady behind the counter if we would still be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank therealmeltam
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a FREE Rum Tasting Tour & I highly recommend you take the time for a quick stop. Not much of a rum drinker myself but after this tour, I wished I could of bought more to bring home. Tasting tour is short/delicious and...More

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