Koloa announces Kauai Reserve Rum from Hawaii
February 28, 2018 at 5:15am
Known for their award-winning line of artisanal 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...
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