The Smooth Spirits Of Hawaii

By Dave Flintstone
Wednesday - July 20, 2011
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By Dave Flintstone
Proprietor, Island Distillers

Island Distillers began 10 years ago as the germ of an idea to produce world class spirits in Hawaii.

The majority of the liquor market is controlled by two foreign multibillion-dollar conglomerates, Diageo and Pernod Ricard, and I wanted to counter their vast international holdings with a small batch craft distillery and locally made Hawaiian products.

Fast-forward to today, and that fledgling idea is a reality, with Island Distillers now operating as the only licensed distillery on Oahu.

The first products, Hawaiian Vodka and Coconut Hawaiian Vodka, are available statewide through distribution by Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii.

These products are unique in a crowded marketplace, thanks not only to their origin in Honolulu, but also to the sugar cane and lava rock used in their production. “Distilled from sugar cane and filtered through lava” is not just a slogan, it’s a proprietary process that took years to develop and perfect. The result is a vodka unsurpassed in smoothness and purity.

Island Distiller’s Coconut Hawaiian Vodka

Additionally, Coconut Hawaiian Vodka uses a secret formula that includes a wonderful natural coconut extract Island Distillers developed, making it the first coconut-flavored vodka with real fresh coconut taste.

An excellent vodka wouldn’t be complete without a great bottle.  A square-shaped bottle with the beautiful image of a hula dancer visible through the front showcases these authentically Hawaiian spirits.

In an ocean of mass-produced vodkas and slick, modern packaging, this was designed to reflect a superior handmade product that everyone will be proud to serve their family, friends and guests.

More products are in development, including white and dark rums. But quality will never be sacrificed for quantity, and those new products may take a while before they are made available.

In the meantime, the founding philosophy of Island Distillers, to obtain and maintain perfection while perpetuating the Hawaiian lifestyle, ensures that Hawaiian Vodka will continue to be the finest vodka available anywhere at any price. Hawaiian Vodka is made to be enjoyed responsibly; everything in moderation.

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