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Koloa Kauai coffee flavored rum from Hawaii

On the tropical island of Kauai in Hawaii, Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch rums, including this Kōloa Hawaiian Kauai Coffee flavored rum.

At its distilled spirits tasting room and company store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation near Lihue, visitors delight in discovering their delicious expressions of cane spirit.

Located nearby, the Kauai Coffee Company operates the largest coffee plantation in the islands. Every day they’re hand-roasting small batches of their distinct coffee beans grown on the sunny slopes of southern Kauai.

A delightful rum expression from Hawaii: Koloa's Kauai Coffee Rum brilliantly integrates Kauai-grown coffee with artisanal rum.

Award-winning Koloa coffee rum is a flavored rum made from local sugar cane and coffee grown in Kauai, Hawaii.

The collaboration of these local rum and coffee makers has been declared a great success with the fast-growing popularity of this delicious coffee flavored rum.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, immediate aromas of mocha and medium roast coffee bean overtake the senses. On the palate, sweet mellow breakfast coffee develops mid-palate. A big note of cacao appears before finishing semi-dry. Lingering tones of authentic mellow-roasted Hawaiian coffee remain in the finish.

Awards

Kōloa rums are well known to rum enthusiasts across the United States. In the Miami Rum Festival’s annual RumXP blind tasting competition, they’ve consistently taken home top awards. Kōloa Hawaiian Kauai Coffee flavored rum is no exception. It won the RumXP Best In Class award in 2016.

This delightful coffee rum, bottled at 34% abv, is presented in a package worthy of gift giving for those that appreciate fine rum and good coffee. At 34% abv, the 750ml bottle sells for about $40.

See the listing for Kōloa Kaua’i coffee flavored rum in Robs Rum Guide.

Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur from Louisiana

A unique variety of orange is the key ingredient for this delicious flavored rum made by Louisiana Spirits. Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur is a craft spirit made from locally sourced Satsuma tangerines with barrel aged rum made from local sugar cane.

While there are numerous orange liqueurs available, this vibrant citrus spirit based on the delicate Satsuma delivers a delightful flavor profile that stands above the crowd and makes a great substitute for a traditional Orange Curaçao liqueur.

Authentic flavors of bright tangerine and smooth orange sorbet dominate Louisiana Spirits' Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur.

Produced by Louisiana Spirits, Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur offers delightful tones of bright tangerine and orange sorbet; a fine flavored rum made of local ingredients.

“Citrus unshiu” is a unique variety of tangerine from Japan, sometimes referred to as the Cold Hardy Mandarin or Christmas Orange for its ability to thrive in temperate climates. The first Satsuma citrus trees in the Americas were planted by Jesuits in the 18th century at their plantation upriver from New Orleans.

As a testament to the popularity of this fruit with growers, there are towns named Satsuma located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and Louisiana.

Alluring aromas of tangerine slice candy and orange peel dominate the nose. On the palate, the taste is true to the fruit with bright tones of orange sorbet and tangerine peel over a bit of creamy vanilla.

Trey Litel is the president of Louisiana Spirits, LLC. “Biting into a freshly peeled Louisiana Satsuma is hard to beat. The complex, sweet citrus flavor and vibrant color combine with the smooth flavor of our barrel aged Bayou Select Rum to create a taste like no other.”

The exact production method, recipe, and sources from the Satsuma liqueur remain a company secret.

Bayou rums are hand-crafted from local Louisiana sugar cane at the distillery in Lacassine, Louisiana. Distribution is growing significantly in 2016 courtesy of a distribution agreement with Stoli USA.

This list price of a 750ml bottle of Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur is $21.95.

Fwaygo Grilled Pineapple flavored rum from Florida

South Florida Distillers, makers of the award-winning Fwaygo Rum, have recently released a unique limited edition expression based on grilled pineapple: Fwaygo Grilled Pineapple Rum.

The small distillery is located close to the largest tropical fruit farms in the United States. Their repeated experiments with pomiculture products lead to the development of this new variation.

Fwaygo Grilled Pineapple - Delicious notes of caramelized pineapple over a well-crafted rum base deliver delightful tropical tones in Fwaygo Grilled Pineapple Flavored Rum.

South Florida Distillers presents their limited edition Fwaygo grilled pineapple flavored rum, made in small batches on a craft still.

Master Distiller Joe Durkin’s passion for produce is notable. “I searched forever to find locally grown — and most importantly — ripened on the plant pineapples. I sliced them and dusted in cinnamon and sugar so the pineapple didn’t dehydrate on the grill. I grilled them to get a nice caramelization and char.”

Joe soaked the grilled pineapples in overproof for three months. He also soaked the skins in overproof distillate, then redistilled the infusion to pull out more fresh pineapple flavor. Finally, it was strained and blended with double barreled rum to get some woody spicy notes and a little more smoke.

The result is delicious. Bright aromas of cane are complimented by the caramelized pineapple notes over a hint of cinnamon apple pie and charred wood. On the palate, the fresh pot still rum makes a fine base for the tropical fruit notes, well balanced with a hint of butter and spice before the medium dry finish slowly fades.

Fwaygo Grilled Pineapple Rum is available in limited supply at South Florida Distillers for $49.95.

Among Joe’s current works in progress is a dark overproof rum and a beer barrel spiced expression. The distillery’s YouTube channel with their 50 Days of Fwaygo episodes has garnered a fair amount of attention among rum enthusiasts. #50DaysOfFwaygo

To be notified of new releases from Fwaygo Rum, visit their web site and Facebook page.

 

Koloa announces Kaua’i Coffee Rum from Hawaii

Known for their award-winning line of artisanal rums, Kaua`i, Hawaii based producer Kōloa today announced a new expression. Koloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum — a delightful new extension to their fine line of small batch rums — is the result of a collaboration with Kaua`i Coffee Company.

Koloa Kaua'i Coffee Rum - Another delightful rum expression from Hawaii announced: Koloa's Kaua`i Coffee Rum brilliantly integrates Kauai-grown coffee with artisanal rum.

Koloa Hawaiian rum recently announced a new flavored rum expression made with Kauai Coffee from the local Kauai-grown plantation.

Combining Kōloa White Rum and pure Hawaiian cane sugar with locally grown, dark-roasted Kauai Coffee results in a rich and robust new flavored rum bottled at 34% abv with bright notes of coffee and cocoa.

Released in time for the 2015 holiday season, the new Koloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum expression is presented with a bold new bottle and label design.

Kōloa rums are well known to rum enthusiasts across the United States. In the Miami Rum Festival’s annual RumXP blind tasting competition, they’ve consistently won awards in the dark and flavored rum categories.

“Kaua`i Coffee Rum is a true Kaua`i-made product that exemplifies the remarkable diversity of agriculture on Kaua`i and the potential for innovation in creating exceptional value-added products,” said Kōloa Rum Company President and CEO Bob Gunter.

Kaua`i’s Best Coffee

Kauai-grown coffees are hand-roasted in small batches to ensure optimal flavor and quality in every cup. The Kauai Coffee Company, LLC, is part of the Italy-based Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group. For more information about Kauai Coffee Company, please visit www.kauaicoffee.com.

“Kaua`i Coffee Company, which operates the largest coffee plantation in the Islands, is at the leading edge of coffee production technology. They produce outstanding coffee grown on the sunny slopes of southern Kaua`i, where we also grow much of our sugar cane. Our collaboration in developing Kaua`i Coffee Rum demonstrates the ongoing engagement within our local diversified agricultural industry. We are proud to have this association with them,” Gunter said.

Kaua`i’s Best Rum

Kōloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalāheo, Kaua`i and operates Kaua`i’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation, near Lihue.

The Company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut and now Coffee Rums in 750ml and 50ml bottles. The firm also produces Kōloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai, Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion cocktails. For more information about Kōloa Rum Company, please visit www.koloarum.com.

 

Gubba flavored rums from Colorado

Steve Gubb is a passionate rum enthusiast with a penchant for making delicious flavored rums the old fashioned way. His Gubba flavored rums are created in small batches by hand using organic ingredients.

Gubba Gold rum carries the smooth creamy flavor of natural vanilla and his Gubba Silver rum is infused with natural coconut for a decidedly tropical profile.

Both of these unfiltered rums are produced at a craft distillery in Colorado, made with pure cane and the finest natural flavors available.

The result is delicious, unpretentious artisanal rums, finished with a touch of sweetness that makes them both quite smooth on the palate. Gubba rums can be enjoyed on the rocks, but also create a wonderful tropical base for cocktails.

Gubba flavored rums - The Gubba small batch artisanal rums feature subtle notes of coconut in the silver expresion and creamy natural vanilla in the gold expression.

Gubba silver and gold small batch rums are made in a craft distillery in Colorado, using natural organic vanilla and coconut flavors.

For a luscious late summer libation, try these delightful recipes using the Gubba rums and Wild Hibiscus specialties.

“Into The Wild” cocktail
Recipe by Igor Zukowiec, Alchemiq NYC
makes 1 serving

2 oz. Gubba Gold Rum
4 ml (2 full droppers) Wild Hibiscus Rose + Hibiscus Flower Extract
.75 oz. lime juice
.5 oz. simple syrup (2:1)
1 bar spoon of rice vinegar

Shake all ingredients with ice and serve.

“Wild Bunch Punch”
Recipe by Anthony DeSerio
makes eight 6 oz servings

12 oz. Gubba Silver Rum
10 oz. Blue-Tee syrup*
4 oz. pineapple juice
4 oz. lime juice
16 oz. Raspberry Lambic (beer)
1 8.8 oz. (11-flower) jar Wild Hibiscus Flowers for punch bowl ice block, and to garnish glasses

*Blue-Tee Syrup: In a heat-safe container add 5oz. sugar and top with 5oz. hot water. Add 4 Blue-Tee bags (Heart-Tee Butterfly Pea Flower Tea from Wild Hibiscus Flower Co.) – strings removed so as not to tangle while stirring. Stir water, sugar, and tea while still hot to melt sugar and steep tea. Let cool to room temp. Remove tea bags and cover.

Punch bowl ice block: Fill 1/4 of the punch bowl with water and place it in the freezer. As it gets the film of thin ice on top, drop in 6 Wild Hibiscus Flowers randomly then let the block freeze.

Remove from freezer. Take the ice out of the bowl and put aside. Add Gubba Silver Rum, Blue-Tee syrup, pineapple juice and lime juice to the punch bowl. Stir and place the Wild Hibiscus ice back in. Serve in a punch cup with an edible Wild Hibiscus Flower inside and top with the Lambic.

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Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum makes cool summer cocktails

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum - CruzanBlueberryLemonade200

Cruzan’s new Blueberry Lemonade flavored rum from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a bright, tropical fruit combination for summer cocktails.

A new flavored expression from Cruzan Rum of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a delightful combination of ripe blueberries and lemonade to add the essence of fresh fruit to summer cocktails and punch recipes.

Like all Cruzan rums, Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum is crafted by Cruzan Master Distiller Gary Nelthropp, whose family has been making rum on the island of St. Croix for generations.

It is made from natural ingredients including cane molasses and tropical rainwater, using a unique five-column distillation process, staying true to Cruzan’s goal of creating the cleanest-tasting, highest-quality rum on the market.

Here’s a recipe that features the new rum — perfect for sharing with friends while celebrating the summer season. Create singular cocktails or make a punch for your next gathering. This simple 8/3 ratio of rum to grapefruit juice is easy and delicious.

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

2 parts Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum
3/4 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 small pinch Sea Salt
Club Soda

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum - Blueberry Lemonade Cooler

Cruzan’s Blueberry Lemonade Cooler is a delicious recipe for a summer cocktail, or a punch.

Method: Combine rum, grapefruit juice and salt over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a glass over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum is now available with a suggested retail price of $14.99 per 750ml bottle.

Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan Rum is synonymous with the spirit of the island’s unpretentious and authentic tropical lifestyle.

Florida’s Wicked Dolphin debuts RumShine flavored spirits

Florida craft distiller Cape Spirits today announced the addition of three new expressions to their portfolio of artisan spirits in the form of Wicked Dolphin RumShine — made with locally-sourced produce and award-winning rum.

An homage to the pioneers that built Florida's sugar industry from the wilds of the Everglades, Wicked Dolphin's new RumShine flavored expressions are infused with local apple, strawberry and blueberry flavors.

The new Wicked Dolphin RumShine flavors from Cape Spirits of Cape Coral presents a delightful infusion of fresh Florida delights — flavored with apple, strawberry and blueberry — in locally produced rum.

In addition to the new Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry RumShine products, the company produces numerous cane spirits at their craft distillery in Cape Coral, Florida.

An homage to the pioneers that built Florida’s sugar industry from the wilds of the Everglades, Wicked Dolphin’s new RumShine flavored expressions are a reflection of a lost era of home-made spirits.

The tropical Everglades was worked by a rough bunch of hard-working laborers, known as Gladesmen. They worked tirelessly in the sweltering heat of the vast swamps infested with venomous snakes, battling savage alligators as big as boats.

Wicked Dolphin Rumshine Flavors

These flavored rums won’t be confused with the sweet syrupy style flavored rums offered by other brands. They’re full of natural fruit flavor — and they pack a bit of a punch.

“We take a lot of pride in using as many fresh, Florida ingredients as we can.” says company president Joann Elardo. “Today, we are introducing three flavors: Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry. We’ve been testing these in the market and have seen great response. People are looking for something a little different, and our new RumShine fits that bill.”

Strawberry RumShine features fresh Florida strawberries infused in their award-winning clear rum made from the very best Florida sugar cane, creating a profile of creamy, sun ripened strawberries with cool, sweet, refreshingly complex flavor, finishing with a bit of a kick at 100 proof.

Blueberry RumShine offers fresh Florida blueberries with a similar clear rum base. A nice bright full-bodied berry taste with sweet notes in perfect balance creates a great 100 proof spirit to enjoy on its own or with a mixer.

Apple Pie RumShine, at 70 proof, is reminiscent of having a warm slice of apple pie –- with a fresh clean apple taste that is wonderfully accented by a hand-made bouquet of nutmeg, cinnamon and homemade spices.

Wicked Dolphin rums are distributed by Republic National Distributors and available in most retail and restaurant locations throughout Florida. Visit the distillery located at 131 SW 3rd Street in Cape Coral, Florida for free tours and delicious rum tastings.

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