KOHANA HAWAIIAN AGRICOLE RUM
Kyle Reutner is the brand manager for KōHana Hawaiian Agricole Rum. KōHana is Hawaii’s first vertically integrated distillery where every ounce of rum is made with heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane grown on his own farm. In addition, Kyle crafts cocktails and develops menus for Chef Andrew Le at The Pig & the Lady. He is the also President of the Hawaii United States Bartenders Guild, a non profit industry group.
With his degree in chemistry and over fifteen years in the restaurant industry, Kyle is one of the few people that has worked in all aspects from producing spirits, mixing cocktails and creating hospitality programs for a guest to enjoy. Before joining Manulele Distillers has bartended at some of the best bars in Honolulu. Under the tutelage of Christain Self, Dave Newman and Jon Schwalbenitz, Kyle has been able to make a name for himself nationally.
In 2012, he was recognized as one of Ten “Mixologists to Watch” by Beverage Media.He has competed in many competitions representing the “Aloha State” and has had his drinks featured in Travel and Leisure and Food and Wine amongst countless others.