Upcountry Spirits

Wednesday, 11:03 a.m.
Haliimaile Distilling Company
Makawao, Maui
David Croxford

Ryan Mabbutt makes sure labels are applied straight and clean to bottles of Pau Maui Vodka. Haliimaile Distilling Co. makes rum, gin, whiskey and vodka – vodka being the most popular. “As far as I know, we are the only vodka made from pineapples,” says tasting room and events manager Nichole Kosar, noting the pineapples come from a farm across the street from the distillery in upcountry Maui. Haliimaile employs 12 people and distributes across Hawaii and to about half of the Mainland states.

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