Did you know that Maui is home to an emerging distillery industry? Three of the most popular distilleries on the island are Hali’imaile Distilling, Ocean Distillery, and Waikulu Distillery. These distilleries offer a wide range of spirits to suit any taste. From Maui-made vodkas, rums, and gins, to tequilas made with locally grown agave, these distilleries have something for everyone.
One of the unique features of these distilleries is their use of local ingredients. For example, their rums have overtones of pineapple and locally grown sugar cane, while their organic vodkas are made with local water drawn from 3000 feet below the earth's surface. These distilleries truly embody the spirit of Maui, offering a taste of the island in every sip.
If you're planning a trip to Maui, be sure to add a visit to one of these distilleries to your itinerary. You won't be disappointed! Below is a list of some of our favorite local distilleries.
Located in the heart of Maui's pineapple region, Haliimaile Distilling Company is known for producing handcrafted, distinctly Hawaiian spirits. Their flagship product, Pau Maui vodka, is a testament to their commitment to quality. Made from locally sourced Maui Gold pineapples, the vodka boasts a unique flavor profile that is both refreshing and complex. The high sugar content of the fruit is utilized to kick off the fermentation process, resulting in a smooth and flavorful spirit.
The distillery's skilled craftsmen use custom stills to distill the vodka in small batches, ensuring that each bottle is of the highest quality. In addition to Pau Maui vodka, the distillery also produces a range of other spirits, including whiskey, rum, and flavored vodkas. Each product is carefully crafted to showcase the unique flavors and aromas of Hawaii, making them a must-try for any spirits enthusiast.
Whether you're a local or a visitor to the island, a trip to Haliimaile Distilling Company is a must. Take a tour of the distillery, sample their award-winning spirits, and learn about the art of distilling from the experts themselves. With its commitment to quality and dedication to showcasing the best of Hawaii, Haliimaile Distilling Company is a true gem of the spirits industry.
Hali'imaile Distillery Tour & Tasting Room
883 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao,
Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery
4051 Omaopio Rd, Kula, HI 96790
Ocean Organic Farm and Distillery is nestled on 80 acres of awe-inspiring views atop the slopes of Haleakala, lies the Hawaii Sea Spirit Organic Farm and Distillery, the proud birthplace of Ocean Organic Vodka. Conveniently located between the north and south shores of Maui, it's a quick and easy drive from the Maui International Kahului Airport, as well as the island's world-renowned resorts.
Ocean invites you to visit their Farm Store, where you can peruse our selection of local products and apparel. Or, stop by their Café and indulge in a delectable snack and cocktails crafted with their exceptional spirits. For a truly unforgettable experience, join us for a Personal Guided Tasting, featuring our award-winning spirits. Tastings are available every half hour from Wednesday to Sunday, between 12 pm and 5 pm. For just $15, you can sample our entire lineup of five spirits. And, for an additional $10, you can add Brum, our limited-release aged Rum.
Don't miss out on the chance to savor the flavors of Hawaii Sea Spirit Organic Farm and Distillery. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
3275 Baldwin Ave, Makawao,
Waikulu Distillery is a unique Farm to Bottle producer of premium spirits crafted from blue agave (agave tequila). Their artisanal process is entirely hand-crafted in small batches on their farm, from growing, harvesting, and processing, to distilling, bottling, and labeling.
Located in the idyllic town of Makawao, Waikulu farm benefits from the perfect growing environment for blue agave. Their plants are twice as sweet and 3-4X larger than those grown in Mexico, making our spirits truly exceptional.
Waikulu Distillery welcomes visitors to their distillery for free tours and to purchase bottles during their regular hours, M-F 11 am - 4 pm. However, they are often open longer or on weekends, so don't hesitate to stop by if the gate is open! If you would like to visit outside of their regular hours, please contact them in advance, and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Unfortunately, they are not yet licensed to provide tasting samples, but they are confident that once you try their premium spirits, you will be hooked. Come and experience the unique taste of Waikulu Distillery's Farm to Bottle spirits today!