Koloa Rum Introduces Koloa Kaua’i Reserve Five-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum
Hawaii’s award-winning Koloa Rum Company has announced the debut of its single-barrel Koloa Kaua’i Reserve Five-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum.
Bottled at cask strength, Koloa Kaua’i Reserve Five-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum is a premium golden rum distilled and gently aged in charred American white oak barrels at the company’s Kalaheo Distillery.
“We released our first aged rum in 2018 following more than five years of research and experimentation to develop the protocols necessary to properly age rum in Hawaii’s tropical environment,” said Koloa Rum President and CEO Bob Gunter.
The initial release consists of five individual barrels that have been aged for a minimum of five years. Each single-barrel batch yields approximately 210 bottles that are carefully inspected and numbered to ensure quality.
“As Koloa Rum Company comes of age, so does our rum,” said Gunter.
“Our Reserve Aged releases have quickly become some of our most sought after and coveted offerings, and this extraordinary five-year aged variation is no exception.”
The flavor, color, and aroma of each batch reflects the time, temperature, and humidity imparted over the course of the aging process.
The barrel-aging process imparts a deep amber color with fragrant notes of cinnamon, orange, roasted almond, and charred oak on the nose.
The rum is remarkably smooth on the palate with subtle sweetness from the pure sugarcane offering flavors of toasted vanilla, orange zest, brown butter, and honey that linger through the long, warm finish.
Bottled at cask-strength, from 110-124 proof (55% – 62% ABV) depending on the barrel, Koloa Kaua’i Reserve Five-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum is available for an MSRP of $99.95. Additional barrels are scheduled to be released in April 2021.
The award winning Koloa Coconut Rum was one of Next Luxury’s Top 15 Rums to Try in 2021.
For more information on the brand and for availability visit the Koloa Rum Official website.