Art Deakins - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

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Art Deakins

Kuleana Rum Works - Kohala, HI

Art Deakins is the beverage director for Kuleana Spirits. He has been a part of opening some of Honolulu’s premier bars. He recently helped to open Big Island’s first distillery in Kuleana Rum Works. Along with the distillery Art has curated a program at the newly opened Kuleana Rum Shack in the Queens Market Place in Waikoloa, HI. As part owner in Kuleana Rum Works he hopes to expand the rums reach throughout the mainland and Japan in the upcoming years.

Art was the winner of the “Worlds Best Mai Tai” competition in 2016 which was his first ever competition. He has built his bartending style around knowledge and being a consummate host to his guests creating a fun, approachable atmosphere no matter the bar.