This week, the Kauai-based Koloa Rum Co., announced a partnership between Allied Beverage Group and the company to expand the delivery of rum to New Jersey. It is the 32nd state to receive rum in the United States.
Eight flavors of Hawaii-produced Rum will be available in New Jersey. These include white, gold and dark rums, as well as spice, coconut, cacao and coffee rums aged for five years. In a subsequent email, representatives from the company explained that the partnership was finalized by January 2023 and the first shipment of alcohol left Hawaii for New Jersey on February.
Bob Gunter said in a statement that it was crucial to align with the best distributors in every market we serve. New Jersey is not an exception. New Jersey is the latest project we have launched and we are thrilled to bring The Spirit of Aloha to The Garden State.
Gunter refused to disclose the construction costs or the annual revenue of the company when he spoke to Pacific Business News in march.
Koloa Rum Co. was established in 2009 and produces single-batch of rum in its distillery on Kauai's Kalaheo. As reported previously by PBN, this expansion is just one of many. Plans include 57,000 square feet of improvements, and a new distillery, which would quadruple production capabilities. The company's rums are sold in eight countries and 32 states, including Canada. Italy, Germany Austria, France, U.K.