KÅloa Rum Expands Partnership with Youngâ€™s Market CompanyÂ as Exclusive Distributor in Hawai`i and Ten U.S. Markets
Kalaheo, Kaua`i, Hawai`i (May 6, 2015) â€“ KÅloa Rum Company today announced that the companyâ€™s full portfolio of artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum will be distributed by Youngâ€™s Market Company throughout the Hawaiian Islands beginning May 11, 2015. KÅloa Rum Companyâ€™s partnership with Youngâ€™s Market Company in Hawai`i is the next phase in an expanded agreement naming Youngâ€™s as the brandâ€™s exclusive distributor in ten U.S. markets.
Currently, Youngâ€™s distributes KÅloa Rum products in California and Arizona. Within the next few months, Youngâ€™s will launch the authentic Hawaiian rum in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
KÅloa Rum Companyâ€™s expanded agreement with Youngâ€™s Market Company includes representation of the full KÅloa
Rum portfolio, including Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Spice and Coconut Rum and KÅloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai and Rum Punch cocktails.
Bob Gunter, President and CEO, KÅloa Rum Company, said: â€œYoungâ€™s Market Company is an outstanding company that has consistently delivered exceptional value and service to KÅloa Rum in California and Arizona over the past several years. Expanding our partnership with Youngâ€™s in Hawai`i and throughout their 10-state distribution footprint is a natural evolution in the ongoing growth and development of our brand. Our partnership with Youngâ€™s personifies the high degree of trust and confidence that we have in the leadership and capabilities of this dynamic organization.â€
Regarding the expanded distribution partnership, Rick Gillis, President, Youngâ€™s Market Company, said: â€œYoungâ€™s Market Company is proud to distribute KÅloa Rum to the brandâ€™s home state of Hawai`i and we are excited to expand the geography of our partnership to ten U.S. markets.â€
Philana Bouvier, EVP General Manager, Youngâ€™s Market Company, Hawai`i, added: â€œThe KÅloa Rum brand is an award-winning premium local rum that visitors from all over the world recognize and love. Youngâ€™s Market Company is well-positioned to take this brand to the next level for all channels of distribution. We are excited that KÅloa Rum Company has extended its distribution agreement with Youngâ€™s across ten western U.S. states.â€
About KÅloa Rum Company
KÅloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian Rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalaheo, Kaua`i and operates Kaua`iâ€™s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room & Company Store on the grounds of Kilohana Plantation, near Lihue. The Companyâ€™s multiple award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Spice and Coconut Rum in 750ml and 50ml bottles and KÅloa Ready-to-Drink Mai Tai and Rum Punch cocktails.
For more information about KÅloa Rum Company, please visit www.koloarum.com
About Youngâ€™s Market Company
Founded in 1888, Youngâ€™s Market Company is the premier distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States. With operations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, we are proud to represent industry-leading brands and supplier partners.
Our best-in-class team of wine and spirits professionals represent a collection of unique life experiences, world views, and ideas all focused on our core values; Integrity, Family, Quality, and an Entrepreneurial Spirit. We are committed to adding value to our customers, providing exemplary professional representation of our suppliers, reaching the highest standards of respect for our employees, and supporting the communities we serve.
Jeanne Toulon, KÅloa Rum Company, Director of Business & Public Relations