Hawai'i Magazine: This Hawaiʻi Island Rum is All About the Farm-To-Glass Experience

Hawai'i Magazine: This Hawaiʻi Island Rum is All About the Farm-To-Glass Experience

August 13, 2020

Hawai'i Magazine: Kuleana Rum Works is the first-ever commercial distillery on the Big Island.

When starting Kuleana Rum Works, company founders consulted Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, an agricultural researcher at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa who studies indigenous crops. Known as “the  (sugar) guy,” he’s mapped and documented the origins, routes and evolution of sugarcane as it voyaged with Polynesians across the Pacific from Papua New Guinea where it was first domesticated some 10,000 years ago. 

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