Between 1961 and 1967, in cooperation with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, HC&S operated a rum distillery in a Seagram structure adjoining the Puunene factory. Ethanol produced from cane sugar molasses was blended in Seagram’s Leilani brand rum and sold in Hawaii and on the mainland. Seagram’s terminated operations in 1967, and A&B acquired ownership of the distillery in 1976. Maui Distillers, Inc. purchased the plant in 1980, refurbished it, and produced rum for awhile. The company closed in 1986.