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Koloa Rum Expands Partnership with Young’s Market Company

Scenic-All_5-2 sm res cropKoloa Rum Company announced that the company’s full portfolio of artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum will be distributed by Young’s Market Company throughout the Hawaiian Islands beginning May 11, 2015. Koloa Rum Company’s partnership with Young’s Market Company in Hawaii is the next phase in an expanded agreement naming Young’s as the brand’s exclusive distributor in ten U.S. markets.

Currently, Young’s distributes Koloa Rum products in California and Arizona. Within the next few months, Young’s will launch the authentic Hawaiian rum in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

Koloa Rum Company’s expanded agreement with Young’s Market Company includes representation of the full Koloa Rum portfolio, including Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice and Coconut Rum and Koloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai and Rum Punch cocktails.

Bob Gunter, President and CEO, Koloa Rum Company says, “Young’s Market Company is an outstanding company that has consistently delivered exceptional value and service to Koloa Rum in California and Arizona over the past several years. Expanding our partnership with Young’s in Hawaii and throughout their 10-state distribution footprint is a natural evolution in the ongoing growth and development of our brand. Our partnership with Young’s personifies the high degree of trust and confidence that we have in the leadership and capabilities of this dynamic organization.”

Regarding the expanded distribution partnership, Rick Gillis, President, Young’s Market Company says, “Young’s Market Company is proud to distribute Koloa Rum to the brand’s home state of Hawaii and we are excited to expand the geography of our partnership to ten U.S. markets.”

Philana Bouvier, EVP General Manager, Young’s Market Company, Hawaii adds, “The Koloa Rum brand is an award-winning premium local rum that visitors from all over the world recognize and love. Young’s Market Company is well-positioned to take this brand to the next level for all channels of distribution. We are excited that Koloa Rum Company has extended its distribution agreement with Young’s across ten western U.S. states.”

Koloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalaheo, Kauai and operates Kauai’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room & Company Store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation, near Lihue. The Company’s multiple award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice and Coconut Rum in 750ml and 50ml bottles and Koloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai and Rum Punch cocktails. For more information about Koloa Rum Company, please visit
Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States.  Operations include Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Their best-in-class team of wine and spirits professionals represent a collection of unique life experiences, world views, and ideas all focused on the core values of integrity, family, quality, and an entrepreneurial spirit.