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Koloa White rum

Koloa White

United States | Light

Koloa White rum, a double pot-distilled, crystallized Hawaiian cane sugar-based rum that comes off the still at 160-180 proof and is diluted to 80 proof with filtered water from Mt. Waialeale aquifers. It’s bottled unaged.

via American Rum Report

5.1/10(8 ratings)
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted 8 months ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 200 ratings

This was rough. No body at all. Harsh. I would not even choose it as a mixer. I am a big fan of Hawaii, it’s culture and mindset. This rum doesn’t reflect any of that. I am optimistic about the other Koloa rums but will completely forget this one.


Posted 8 months ago by Trogdog from United States with 13 ratings

Not a fan of drinking white rums straight up. I prefer them mixed. This one wasn't the worst I've tried, but as with most white rums, it was a bit harsh.


Posted over 1 year ago by Border Rum Guy from United States with 66 ratings

A lite vanilla flavor and extremely smooth taste making it a very good mixer. I do prefer just a touch more of the defined sweetness taste good whites can give combined with a Diet Coke. Definitely worth trying and in the end its enjoyable.


Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2698 ratings

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 alongside mild coffee. 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.


Posted over 2 years ago by Ryan from Canada with 21 ratings

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.


Posted 4 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 467 ratings

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!


Posted over 4 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 325 ratings

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.


Posted over 4 years ago by bill from United States with 88 ratings

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.