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to Afghanistan, then learned how to distill whiskey from a fellow Marine and friend who runs a successful ven- ture in Indianapolis, and de- cided that upon retirement, he would focus on making whiskey.
Dill and Brooks own the business, and serve as chief executive officer and chief operations officer, respec- tively.
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“We receive great feed- back from people about their experience here,” says Brooks, who spent 24 years as a Marine and has a street named after him in Ramadi, Iraq, after stewarding the U.S. military’s partnership with local leaders to fight Al Qaeda forces. “Some customers are pleasantly surprised at how nice it is in the tasting room, since we’re located in an industrial area. We have a good mix of tour- ists and locals, including those making their way all the way here from the other side of the island.”
U.S. Marine Corps veterans Eric Dill (left) and Ian Brooks are the owners of Kailua-based Ko‘olau Distillery.
“We have a good mix of tourists and locals, including those making their way all the way here from the other side of the island.”
 Situated in the Kapa‘a In- dustrial Park in Kailua (90 Kapa‘a Quarry Place Build- ing 50, Unit 14), Ko‘olau Distillery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays-Thurs- days, noon-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon-7 p.m. on Sundays.
transition into new careers upon being discharged.
Pacific Bank’s small busi- ness customers Dill and Brooks of Ko‘olau Distillery won Veteran Business of the Year for the City & County of Honolulu from the U.S. Small Business Administra- tion Hawai‘i Pacific-Islands District Office.
and other products offering new experiences for custom- ers. The business recently won three silver awards at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition recognizing Old Pali Road Whiskey, Tradewind Gin and Tradewind Barrel Aged Gin out of thousands of en- tries from around the world.
 Ko‘olau Distillery, which features a tasting room and distillery in one location, uses water from a pristine artesian well naturally fil- tered through layers of vol- canic rock amid the verdant Ko‘olau mountain range.
The team currently fea- tures seven interns. In fact, general manager Justin Ri- vera started out as a distill- ing intern before being hired to distill and lead the tasting room.
The Ko‘olau Distillery team encourages customers to try its specialty Lavender Gin, of which 300 bottles re- main.
The Ko‘olau Distillery leaders give back to the community and fellow ser- vicemembers through Skill- Bridge, a U.S. Department of Defense internship pro- gram that helps participants
The business also part- ners with the Marine Recon Foundation, participates in community fundraisers and offers military discounts for its tours.
The eclectic product list at Ko‘olau Distillery in- cludes Old Pali Road Whis- key, the company’s first spirit launched, Māhealani Moonshine, Tradewind Gin, Barrel Aged Tradewind Gin,
For Father’s Day, the local business will offer a coffee-finished Bourbon, and plans on offering vodka soon.
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