JUNIOR BUMANGLAG AND THE BARTENDER TEAM, ONO BAR & GRILL BEACH BAR/MOONLIGHT LOUNGE
“Drinking rum has never been greener–from producing Maui Pineapple Rum to bottling to the recycling process, this product is not just locally sourced but environmentally friendly, too.”
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina
Lava Flow, Pina Colada, Mai Tai and the Hawaiian Mist; $9.75, 5pm-6pm & 10-11pm
House Highballs or Cocktails with Maui Pineapple Rum: $5.25
The rum in our Lava Flow, Pina Colada, Mai Tai and Hawaiian Mist are all made with Maui Pineapple Flavored Rum (MPFR) here at our resort and spa. It’s created Upcountry by Haleakala Distillers (haleakaladistillers.com). The Maui Pineapple Flavored Rum is light, 80 proof and a true handcrafted local product, exclusively made for The Westin Maui Resort & Spa.
At most, a few dozen one-liter bottles are produced per day because all bottling is done by hand. The MPFR is currently unavailable on the Mainland or any other Hawaiian islands. The ingredients include fresh, flavorful molasses from the Pu‘unene Sugar Mill, fully ripened Maui Gold Pineapples from the Hali’imailie Pineapple Co., charcoal made from coconut shells used in the filtration process and evaporated sugar cane juice. All the bottles in the process are recycled and reused in a special program with the distillery.
About Jen Russo
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