Koloa Rum Co. Earns Platinum Honors at TAG Global Spirits Awards

Kauai, Hawaii-based Koloa Rum Co. took top honors at the 2024 TAG Global Spirits Awards earning Best in Show for its Kauai Reserve Cask Strength Single-Barrel Aged 5 Year Rum in the Aged-Dark, Overproof Rum Category. The Kauai Reserve Aged Rum received an impressive Platinum rating of 95 points.

The third annual TAG Global Spirits Awards took place in Las Vegas from March 5-8, bringing together spirit brands from around the world. The event showcases exceptional spirits, with a distinguished international panel of industry experts assessing over 100 categories. These experts identify outstanding spirits through a rigorous evaluation process and award the world’s best in their class with the highest honors. Expert judges praised the Kaua’i Reserve Aged Rum, describing its appearance as “brilliant” and “pale golden.” The aroma was noted for its intensity, featuring sweet and spicy notes of “marzipan,” “caramel,” and “baking spices.” The flavor profile was commended for its harmony with the nose, showcasing tropical notes complemented by alluring “wood accents” and a vibrant, well-balanced texture that elevates the overall tasting experience.

“This prestigious recognition from the TAG Global Spirits Awards is a testament to our team’s dedication to innovation, quality, and craftsmanship,” said Bob Gunter, president and CEO of Koloa Rum Co.. “Our goal is to create premium rum products that delight our customers and rum connoisseurs. This Platinum rating is a nod to our hard work and a celebration shared with our Kauai ‘ohana and our loyal fans worldwide, who inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of excellence.” 

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