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Pau Hana Friday for February 22


Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo

Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo

Koloa Rum Co.

Yesterday, the Koloa Rum Company announced the appointment of Robert M. “Bob” Gunter as President and CEO, and Alicia Iverson as Chief Financial Officer.

“I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to continue building on the remarkable growth and success that has been achieved over the past five years,” said Gunter, President and CEO. “The innovation, entrepreneurship and dedication of our employees, combined with our strong portfolio of outstanding products, give me great confidence that the Company is on a winning path. Going-forward, we will continue to develop exciting new products, expand distribution and sales in local, domestic and international markets and establish strategic relationships and alliances needed to realize our full-potential.

“Since joining Koloa Rum Company as Controller in 2008, Alicia’s business leadership, expertise and broad financial experience have greatly benefited our organization. The commitment, focus and value that she brings on a daily basis strengthen our organization measurably as we strive to reach our growth and development plans in Hawaii and beyond,” says Gunter.

Koloa Rum Company produces premium, artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum at their distillery in Kalaheo, Kauai and operates Hawaii’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 Premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, and Spice Rum in 750ml and 50ml miniatures, Koloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai and Koloa Rum Punch. Continue Reading →


You Say Annatto, I Say Achiote

Writing about Kauai`s farmers every week for MidWeek Kauai, and providing video, text and photos for the Kauai County Farm Bureau‘s Kauai Grown campaign, has us visiting up to three farms every week. I enjoy it enormously because it allows me to form relationships with those who grow my food, plus I get to discover new things.

Several weeks ago, we went to Ono Organics, an organic farm in Moloaa run by farmer Ken Lindsey. Continue Reading →


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