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Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Koloa Kaua'i White Rum bottle and label design looks very nice and unique. Quite a kick of alcohol to the nose and palate with a mild vanilla extract. There's definitely some burn at the end, but ultimately this is quite a sweet white rum. Mix it with your favorite soda and down it goes.
Its tasty until you get to the "green". The best way to describe it is like what I imagine taking a bite of sugar cane is like. Sweet sugar. Nice, tasty and fresh sugar...sugar...sugar...and then you swallow and you taste the bitter green husk. Im sure this will mix nicely which is why I bought it. The husk will be hidden by the other flavours and it wont thicken the drink much at all as it is a very thin liquor in comparison to much of the aged rum I own.
I really like Koloa rums. Their dark and spiced rums are amazing, and this is really nice too for a white rum.
Tastes and smells of sugar cane, a peppery spice, and a hint of vanilla.
For light rums, I rate it just a bit below the Diplomatico Blanco, though I prefer the Vizcaya Cristal and especially the Banks 5-Island even more.
Another nice rum from Koloa!
From my perspective, this light rum is Koloa's best, and it's all downhill from here. I actually think they just make this one rum—no unique distillations, no aging—and then use it as the base for all their others.
It's made from sugar cane mash, so it's a bit harsh and green, but works well enough when a light rum is called for. But at this price? It's an OK souvenir if you visit, but little more.
Silver rum seems like a waste and this one is kind of expensive. You can get a pretty good aged rum for the same price. Now the dark, spiced and coconut koloa rums are worth a try and I am hoping to get a bottle of koloa coffee flavored rum soon.