Hawaii’s Kōloa Rum Company has announced expansion of mainland U.S. distribution for its rums and ready-to-drink cocktails to Colorado via a distribution partnership with CTS Distributing.
“Our expansion into Colorado marks the 27th state in our distribution channel,” says Bob Gunter, President & CEO of Kōloa Rum Company. “Growing distribution across the U.S. is a critical step in our strategic plan to develop the Kōloa Rum brand into one of the most recognized names in premium spirits, and we are confident that our partnership with CTS Distributing will spell success in Colorado. In fact, they are already exceeding our expectations with the number of cases sold and key retail accounts secured within just two weeks of working together.”
Kōloa Rum products are starting to hit shelves at local retailers throughout Colorado, and can be found at Costco Wholesale Parker, East Platte Avenue Liquors in Ft. Morgan, Steins & Vines in Colorado Springs, and Total Beverage in Westminster, among others.
CTS Distributing will carry the full range of Kōloa Rum products, including its Kaua`i White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut, Coffee and Aged rums, as well as ready-to-drink cocktail varieties including the brand’s Hawaiian Mai Tai Cocktail, Hawaiian Rum Punch and Hawaiian Pineapple Passion Rum Cocktail.
“With an iconic and top quality producer like Kōloa Rum, we didn’t have to think twice about partnering with them,” says Garrett Willyard, Business Operations Manager for CTS Distributing. “We are excited to represent the brand in Colorado, and we are already seeing great results across the state!” Kōloa Rum Company was founded to create superior Hawaiian rums and ready-to-drink cocktails using locally sourced ingredients. In doing so, Kōloa Rum provides quality employment opportunities for the community of Kaua`i and meaningful support to the local agricultural industry by increasing cultivated acreage and preserving open space.”