Kaua’i’s Koloa Rum Company recently debuted two new rums.
Kōloa Kaua’i Reserve Five-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum is the brand’s third aged rum release, a single-barrel rum, aged in charred American oak barrels and bottled at cask strength. The barrel-aging process imparts an amber color with notes of cinnamon, orange, roasted almond and charred oak on the nose, the company reports. On the palate is sweetness from the sugarcane, offering flavors of toasted vanilla, orange zest, brown butter and honey. Bottled at cask-strength, from 110-124 proof depending on the barrel, Kōloa Kaua’i Reserve Five- Year Aged Hawaiian Rum is available for an SRP of $99.95. Additional barrels are scheduled to release in April 2021.
Kōloa Kaua’i Cacao Rum is a chocolate-flavored rum that incorporates Hawaiian-grown cacao from Lydgate Farms, a fifth-generation Kaua’i family farm known for its chocolate production. Kaua’i Cacao Rum is created by steeping Lydgate Farms’ roasted cacao nibs in Kōloa Kaua’i Gold Rum from 9 to 18 days, depending on the batch. During the process, the rum extracts natural flavor and color from the cacao to offer a chocolate rum with notes of creamy mocha highlighted by subtle spice, the company reports. The suggested retail price is $32.99 per 750-ml. bottle.