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Business Report: New locally made rum, Seiko in Hawaii, Ice cream back on University

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A new local food product is rum made with local sugarcane, cacao and honey. Manulele Distillers will make Kokoleka, an agricole rum, in Kunia, billing it as a premium farm-to-bottle rum. The cacao comes from Hamakua and the honey is from Maunawili. The cane sugars are from Kunia. Agriocole rums are made from raw cane rather than molasses.

That was Shinji Hattori, CEO of Seiko, at the Great Aloha Run Monday. He told Ramsay that while Seiko watches are carried by many retailers in Hawaii, he's looking opening a Seiko store on Oahu.

Bubbies is gone but ice cream returns to University Avenue. Blessing this morning at 11 a.m. for Island Scoops, a service of Kohukahu, whose managing partner is Ivan Lui-Kwan.

The Hawaii Information Communication & Technology Association meets today at the Pacific Club. It's an overview of the independent verification and validation discipline. It starts at 11:30 am.

Interesting headline in Forbes magazine: "You can be Oprah's neighbor in Maui for only $32 million!" This refers to the 163-acre ranch property currently for sale in Hana. Oprah does indeed own the land next-door. But she may spend more time at her other property in Ulupalakua, and the article seems to confuse the two estates.

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