Hawaiian Moonshine Okolehao

Other Sugarcane — Hawaii, USA

4.25 out of 5 stars
Okolehao isn’t made on a wide scale outside of this single product that also happens to be relatively rare, which I can certainly appreciate. It’s got a distinct vegetal taste, almost like some kind of drinkable aftershave—that’s better than it may sound. Think of Chartreuse. One problem I have is that the finish has a very intense burn to go along with the ti root taste. Haven’t tried using it in a mixed drink yet but I imagine it’ll be hard to find a balance between the very in-your-face alcohol, the subtle vegetal flavor, and whatever you’re mixing it with.
  • Nintos

    @PBMichiganWolverine Ha! I completely agree.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @Nintos the one in Maui was really good too. Then again, they probably can make shoe polish, and let the scenery and ambiance do the talking

  • Nintos

    @PBMichiganWolverine This okolehao distillery is actually on O'ahu, located on the Southeast end of the island. I haven’t yet had the pleasure of going there but they have tours and tastings and all that. The distillery also makes different kinds of vodka, and I gotta say their coconut vodka is pretty great.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    Is the one in Maui? About an hour west from Haleakala ?