Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A Quick Post With an Apology

Hi there!

Sorry it has been a while since I have talked with you in a bit. Real Life intervened and the computer gods wreaked havoc upon me..... So I will make this a short post, let you be in the know and tell you what I have planned for the very near future (it's good).
My main PC slowly became crippled due to an apparent bad build of Windows 10. Gradually, inexorably, the PC had a tougher and tougher time connecting to the internet. Now that unit is on a wired network, so problems with it is VERY rare. Well, finally, I could not get on at all. I was doing research and traced it down to W10, due to a good amount of traffic of people having the same problem as I. There were many "antidotes" but I noticed the authors of said cures would be back saying that it was a temporary fix. It finally became obvious that the ONLY way to get rid of the problem was to revert to my old Windows, with a clean install, and then after removing W10, go back later and re-update to W10. I am done with the install of my old W7, I have enough to finally post and get back to normal. I will re update (everyone seems good with the current W10, and my lap top is doing fine, with an earlier build) at a later date but for now can resume some form of normalcy. That said. Let's talk RUM!

I have a wonderful, very supportive family. Besides a wife that I adore, the entire In-Law group are a fun bunch and incredibly supportive. They truly are as close as my Brother and Sister and with the sheer amount of them, they are always there for me.
A group of my In-laws went of vacation that included Hawaii. Because they were their I was given two Rums to sample from The Koloa Rum Company. I am excited!! So next week (Shooting for Monday) I will have a tasting for you here on RTRR. I have wanted to wrap my taste buds
around their spirits for some time and I now can. So make sure you check next week for that taste. In the mean time lets talk about Koloa Rum.
I have never been to Hawaii but this rum has been on my radar for some time. I have not pursued getting a sample, but that was made unnecessary with this gift from my SIL. Looking at their site, I zeroed in on their history:

Kaua`i is the natural home for the Kōloa Rum Company. Captain James Cook and the crews of the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery first made landfall on Kaua`i in 1778. It is believed that in the holds of both ships were barrels of rum.

It all started here! Established in Kōloa Town in 1835, the Kōloa Plantation and Mill's first harvest in 1837 produced two tons of raw sugar. Talking story with old timers reveals that rum production began around this time.

Today, Kaua`i’s distinctive “tall cane” continues to thrive in rich volcanic soil, nurtured by the pure waters of Mt. Wai`ale`ale, one of the wettest spots on Earth. It is from this proud heritage that we handcraft our single-batch, premium Hawaiian Rum.

Kōloa Rum Company was founded to create world-class Hawaiian Rum. We are the first and only licensed distillery on the Island of Kaua`i, where sugarcane production has been a traditional way of life. Our first batch of premimum Hawaiian Rum was distilled and bottled in September 2009 which coincided with the opening of our Tasting Room & Company Store at Kilohana Plantation.
Hawaiian Fruit Specialties and its Kukui Brand was founded in 1931 by the Tateishi Family as a means of preserving the wild guava, pineapple, lilikoi, and other abundant fruits of Kaua`i. A long and proud family history of hard work and dedication ensued that employed the entire family, including the six children of Aster and Hiroshi Tateishi.

So that said (or read) .... I'll see you next week for The Tasting...

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