West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii Today

September 26, 2017

Gimme some sugar: Kuleana Rum grows fresh sugarcane for first Hawaii Island distillery

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Fly over the Kuleana Sugarcane Farm
Fly over the Kuleana Sugarcane Farm

October 09, 2020

Get a birds' eye view by watching this video of aerial footage over Upolu Point and the Kuleana Sugarcane Farm.

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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

It’s notoriously windy in North Kohala. Trade winds reliably blast Hawai‘i Island’s northern coast and the smoothed hump of its oldest volcano.  

It’s morning as I step out of an air-conditioned tour vehicle onto the dusty landscape. Tucked behind a row of windmills, on a 40-acre plot, leafy stems tower above me, shaking in the wind. Sugar. If you visited this spot 150 years ago, the scene would be similar (minus the windmills, of course): The relentless Hawaiian sun, a sparkling blue ocean backdrop and the trade winds coaxing cane leaves to emit rain sounds when there’s barely a cloud in the sky. 

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Kuleana Rum Works: From the Farm to the Distillery
Kuleana Rum Works: From the Farm to the Distillery

June 23, 2020

Watch a livestream recording with American Rum Report and Kuleana Rum's CEO Steve Jefferson, taking about the origin story of Kuleana Rum Works. From sailing in the Caribbean to opening the first (licensed) distillery on The Big Island of Hawaii. 

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