Haliimaile Distilling Company

Pineapple vodka crafted on Maui

Founded in 2006, this artisanal distillery is located in Haliimaile, surrounded by the fields of Maui Gold pineapples that are used to make its signature spirit, Pau Maui Vodka.

A two-step distillation process starts with a pineapple mash and yields a clean-tasting vodka with no pineapple flavor, but a lingering softness from the fruit.

The distillery also produces a Paniolo Whiskey, a full-bodied bourbon blended with pineapple distillate, as well as the first Maui-made gin, which incorporates 11 botanicals including locally grown lavender.

A 45-minute distillery tour includes an explanation of the process and a close-up look at the company’s unique glass stills in action, as well as a chance to sip the different products in the tasting room.