KULA, Maui, Hawai`i, Aug. 11, 2023 – In response to the ongoing situation on the island of Maui, Shay Smith, Owner of Kula-based Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery, issued the following statement today:
“We are devastated by the horrific situation resulting from the wildfires here on Maui. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and neighbors that have been impacted. We want to express our gratitude for the first responders that are risking their lives dealing with this tragedy and because of their efforts, our employees are safe and the Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery in Kula has been spared.
“As with our neighbors, we need to stay alert since the danger is not over. We are part of the community and are assessing immediate needs so that we can best help those requiring support. Anyone wishing to help is encouraged to contact the American Red Cross of Hawai`i. Thank you for your concern and compassion, especially during this difficult time.”
About Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery
Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery is a leading innovator in the US spirits business based in Maui, Hawaiʻi. Its premium+ brands demonstrate consistent growth within several alcohol classifications including: OCEAN Organic Vodka, Kula Organic Rum, Fy Organic Gin and Brum Solera Rum, all made from organic sugar cane. The company operates a state-of-the-art distillery and 80-acre organic farm on the island of Maui. The Farm hosts thousands of visitors every year and is open seven days a week offering guided tastings, a Farm Café, and a Farm Store featuring distillery exclusive spirits and other collectible branded items. Ocean Organic Farm & Distillery is located at 4051 Omaopio Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790. For more information please visit https://oceandistillery.com.