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Koloa Rum and NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders Join Forces With New Limited Edition Bottle

Koloa Rum Company and Raider's Limited Edition rum bottle and box

Koloa Rum has been “The Official Ultra-Premium Rum of the Las Vegas Raiders” since 2021. (Photo: Koloa Rum Company)

Hawaiian rum makers, Koloa Rum Company, have partnered with NFL’s  Las Vegas Raiders to create a limited edition Kauai Reserve Five-Year Single-Barrel Aged rum with a commemorative bottle and box. The collaborative bottle was made in honor of the 45th anniversary of the team’s historic first World Championship that resulted from a 32-14 win over Minnesota on January 9, 1977. 

“As the Official Premium Rum of the Las Vegas Raiders, we’re honored to partner with this legendary organization in creating this special commemorative bottle, celebrating the 45th anniversary of their historic World Championship win,” said Bob Gunter, president and CEO of Koloa Rum Company. “This exciting collaboration marks our first commemorative product release – momentous for Koloa Rum Company – and we’re happy that we can bring The Spirit of Aloha to Raiders fans on the ninth island.”

An event will be held on January 7th to present the bottle to the public at Allegiant Stadium during pre-game festivities as the Las Vegas Raiders prepare to take on Kansas City. The pre-game presentation will feature Christian Howard, vice president of corporate partnerships for the Las Vegas Raiders, alongside Bob Gunter, Koloa Rum Company president and CEO and Frank Kibbish, regional sales manager of Koloa Rum Company. Together, they will unveil the official commemorative bottle to select Raiders Alumni who played in the championship game and to the thousands of fans in attendance.

“The Raiders thank the Koloa Rum Company for recognizing and honoring our first of three World Championship victories with this commemorative product release,” said NFL Raiders President, Sandra Douglass Morgan. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Koloa to celebrate the rich history of the Silver and Black.”

The Kauai Reserve Single-Barrel Hawaiian Rum was distilled from pure Hawaiian cane sugar in single batches and aged for five years in charred American white oak barrels at Koloa Rum Company’s distillery in Kalaheo on the island of Kauai. The rum is bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 57.9%. 

The commemorative rum will be extremely limited as only 300 Single-Barrel bottles will be sold. The sale of which will be available exclusively in the state of Nevada. The bottle retails for $159.99 at Lee’s Discount Liquor located at 4230 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 and several bars and restaurants such as Fuhu at Resorts World. A Commemorative Bottle Signing will take place on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 12-3 p.m. at Lee’s Discount Liquor on Rainbow, featuring NFL Raiders Alumni Mike Siani, Henry Lawrence and Mike Rae.

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Jessica Gleman is the managing editor of Rum Raiders. She received her Ph.D. at the University College of Dublin in Ireland, where she studied the archaeology of ancient alcohol. Jessica has a passion for the alcohol industry, including agriculture, distillation and mixology. When Jessica is not writing about rum, she is also a travel and food enthusiast who loves going around the world and experiencing various cuisines and cultures. She is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and expertise and learning even more about this amazing spirit.