Hawaiian Rum Tasting at The Kon-Tiki

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Hawaiian Rum Tasting at The Kon-Tiki There was a nice tasting of @kuleanarumworks rum last night. They have three interesting expressions, and they currently have distribution in 6 western states. The sugar cane production is on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaiian Rum Agricole Rested 90 days, this for sure is an agricole style. Definitely not as grassy as some I’ve tried, with a good mouthfeel. Not my favorite style but if you like sugar cane-based rums it’s worth checking out. HuiHui Perhaps the most interesting of the expressions. This is a combination of molasses-based rum from Papua New Guinea (base), with some of the Hawaiian Rum Agricole (body), and a bit of Martinique rhum (accent). This made for pretty interesting and shippable rum. All the rums are very young but a combo like this could be great in a daiquiri. Nanea Three molasses-based rums from Guatemala, Guadeloupe, and El Salvador and aged between 2-4 years each. No surprise this was my favorite, since I favor aged rums with of molasses origin. There were some cocktail specials provided during happy hour. Thanks to Christian from Kuleana for sharing the rum and walking us through some of the details. We missed going to the plantation on our trip to Hawaii last year, but we did get to try some cocktails at the @kuleanarumshack restaurant – and we had a great time. The Malasadas there were life-changing. Check it out in Waikaloa if you’re ever on the Big Island. #tiki #tikibar #tikidrinks #tikiculture #tropicaldrinks #cocktails #craftcocktails #rum #rhum #hawaiianrum #oakland

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