Kō: The Kuleana Difference
Kuleana Rum Works was born on Hawaiʻi Island in 2013 to make and share exquisite rum while creating a thriving local business that celebrates the richness of Hawaiʻi. Our intent is to get people as stoked about high-quality rum as we are by making rum from the best ingredients on Earth and without added sweeteners, flavors or colors.
As serious rum lovers, we make super-premium rum in two ways: we distill fresh Hawaiian sugarcane juice into elegant rum agricole using 40 varieties of kō (Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane) grown on our farm in Kohala, Hawaii; and we blend rums from around the world – carefully chosen for their purity and rich taste – into delicious and flavorful products not available anywhere else in the world.
In Hawaiʻi, kuleana is a combination of rights based on one’s responsibility. By using kuleana in our name, we accept the kuleana to make our products with deliberate intent and personal accountability.
This is our promise to the island and our consumers:
Hawaiʻi – We grow a complete collection of rare kō (Hawaiian heirloom sugarcane) on our 45-acre farm on the northern point of the Island of Hawaiʻi.
Sustainability – We use our precious Hawaiian resources; water, wind, soil, and energy thoughtfully and purposfully.
Purity – We do not add sweeteners, flavors or colors to any of our rums.
Quality – We use only the highest quality ingredients.
Community – We work together as an ‘ohana, caring for each other. Our kuleana includes contributing to the success of our community while upholding our shared values.