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A behind-the-scenes look at Kuleana Rum Works on Hawaiʻi Island

(R) Steve Jefferson
Courtesy Kuleana Rum Works
(R) Steve Jefferson

The Conversation takes you to the Kawaihae coast of the Big Island to get a behind-the-scenes look at Steve Jefferson’s distillery. The folks at Kuleana Rum Works make their spirits without any additives — no added sweeteners, flavors or colors — in hopes that people can appreciate the more natural taste of the distilled sugarcane juice. Jefferson spoke with The Conversation all about it.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 10, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter. She is also the lead producer of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Contact her at sharrimanpote@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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