Island Distillers was born from the idea that excellent spirits could be made right here in Hawaii from our abundant natural resources and perfect climate. How could such a great place not produce great spirits? So I set out to do just that. It took a lot longer than I imagined. I spent years in the Caribbean learning about sugar cane alcohol. Then I spent more years learning about blending. After a few more years of planning, Island Distillers, Honolulu’s premier distillery, was launched.