Known for their award-winning line of artisan rums, Kōloa recently announced a new limited edition expression: Kauai Reserve Three-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum.
Artfully crafted in single-batches at its Kalaheo distillery, Kauai Reserve is aged for a minimum of three years in select American white oak barrels and contains no added sugar, color or other ingredients. Only twelve barrels were bottled in this first limited edition release.
“We are thrilled to be launching our newest rum at the dawn of the new year,” said Koloa Rum Company President and CEO Bob Gunter. “Kauai Reserve is remarkably smooth with rich, complex flavors that linger long after the last sip.”
Each of Kauai Reserve’s 12-barrel batches yields approximately 3,500 bottles that are carefully filled, inspected and numbered to meet the exacting standards for quality and taste that Koloa Rum Company is renown.
According to Gunter, the release of Kauai Reserve is the culmination of more than five years of intensive research and experimentation by Koloa Rum’s distillery team. The protocols necessary for the proper aging of rum in Hawaii’s tropical environment were not to be found in manuals, but rather learned-by-doing.
“Kauai Reserve is perfect to warm winter’s chill and is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks,” he added.
A delicate sweetness leads to aromas of rich wood and a hint of sherry before a whiff of banana balances the bouquet.
On the palate, initial notes of sweetness suggest honey followed by well-charred wood before subtle hints of grass, pale banana and vanilla wafer.
It’s a light bodied sipper with a medium long dry finish.
Kauai Reserve Three-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum, bottled at 46% abv, carries a suggested retail price of less than $50 for the 750ml bottle.
Koloa Rum Company
Established in 2009, Koloa Rum Company produces artisan quality, single-batch Hawaiian rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalaheo, Kauai and operates the island’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut and Coffee rums. Products are available for purchase online, at select retailers nationwide, as well as in Australia, Canada, France and Japan.
Koloa Rum web site
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