Kaua‘i is the natural home for the Kōloa Rum Company. Sugarcane came to Hawai‘i by ancient Polynesian voyagers in their migration from the South Pacif ic. Commercial sugar production operations in Hawai‘i was first established in the town of Kōloa in 1835. The initial harvest in 1837 produced two tons of raw sugar, and talking story with old timers reveals that rum production began around this time as well. The legacy of sugar and rum in Hawai‘i lives on today through Kōloa Rum.