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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 210 Drink: Koloa Kauai Gold Hawaiian Rum

Hawaii's first sugar plantation was located on Kauai. Where there is sugar, rum is usually not far behind. The Koloa Rum Co. was set up in 2001 as a way to support the sugar industry and create jobs on Kauai. Sugar mills that had first opened on the island in the 1830s were closing at an alarming rate by the 1980s. The company uses molasses and sugar from Gay & Robinson Plantation

Koloa Kauai Gold Hawaiian Rum is an 80 proof spirit that pours a light golden color. The aroma is a combination of cotton candy and floral notes. The rum's flavor is a caramel, toffee and tropical notes in a mellow overall package.

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