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Ron Los Valientes


Ron Los Valientes is a fantastic rum range from Mexico. Click to read reviews of the 10YO, 15YO and 20YO rums.

Maui Rum


From the second largest Hawaiian island, Maui, comes rum handcrafted by Braddah Kimo at Haleakala Distillers. Click to read reviews of the Platinum, Gold, Dark and the Reserve Gold rums.


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Maui Gold Rum

All Maui Rums, as explained in the previous Maui rum review, begin with the same fermented molasses base distilled into high proof spirit, used in all Haleakala Distillers rum products and aged in Jim Beam barrels for less than a year with the exception of the Maui Gold Reserve rum.

Exactly how long each individual rum spends in the barrel is not revealed, nor are any other techniques that might have been used to create a slightly different kind of rum.

Caramel colouring is used only to keep the colour consistent from batch to batch. Maui Gold Rum, like Maui Platinum Rum, comes in a simple bottle with a colourful lei around its neck, the only exception between the two being a shiny gold coloured labelling.


The appearance of the rum itself is pale gold with clear edges and thin legs in the glass. 


The warm nose is greeted by an array of fermented tropical fruit and underlying date aromas. More aromas rise to the top as the rum breathes in the glass, bringing out toffee and candy.


Upfront there are minor woody and somewhat musty earthy notes with hints of floral flavours and a slight alcoholic burn.


The finish is very light and short lived with a burst of vanilla upfront and a toffee lifesaver flavour. There is also a tiny amount of cherries just before the flavours disappear altogether.

Final thoughts

Maui Gold Rum, I would say, can be sipped on its own but you will most likely find better purpose for it as a mixing rum.

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  • Details at a Glance

 Single Blended Rum

Details at a Glance

Country: U.S.A Hawaii
Aged: Less than 1 year
Barrel(s): Jim Beam Bourbon casks
Style: Blended Rum (Pot and Column)
 Haleakala Distillers
ABV: 40%
Hydrometer Reading: ?

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Other rum reviews:
Maui Platinum Rum
Maui Dark Rum
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