Now it might just be the location of where I have drank the majority of this rum, but seriously this stuff is in a whole other class in our opinion. Straight from the beautiful island of Maui, I give you, Haleakala Distillers. I have personally had a few bottles of this in my vacation travels to the islands, and let me tell you this rum really knocks the socks off of a lot of other rums out there. It has won many awards and has a flavor profile that is full of vanilla & molasses. I’ve had it in a few cocktails but this rum really shines in a simple Rum and Coke. But has the teeth to stand up in a Mai Tai or Mojito And at 20 dollars a bottle, the price point is just about perfect. Paired with some BBQ’d pork, this would actually work well in a home made marinade as well.
What we really love about this rum is its micro brewed flair to it. Meaning it is a small time place that markets to the islands and that is the primary place you can buy it. It is in a lot of local stores & restaurants, on the islands. As well as through a distributor in the continuous 48.
So the next time you are in Hawaii and you are near one of the ever popular ABC stores. Stop in and pick up a bottle of this or two. It will make those Hawaiian sunsets even that much more special.