Papa’s Pilar is the premium sipping rum inspired by Ernest Hemingway, a man who crafted captivating stories, tackled epic feats and is quite possibly the world’s greatest adventurer. The inaugural Dark & Blonde varieties are hand-selected from ports-of-call in the Caribbean, Central America and the U.S.A. for their age, character and maturity, and then Solera-aged and blended in a unique process using American Oak Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks (dark only), and finishing in Spanish Sherry casks. The Papa’s Pilar team of Master Blenders, is made up of influential spirits and rum leaders who lend a great deal to this unique process and the quest to get rum back to its roots. The late Lincoln Henderson, Master Bourbon Distiller and Hall of Famer, advised on formula creation and provided a distinctive “bourbon footprint” for each expression. Papa’s Pilar is meant to rekindle a sense of adventure in us all. “Papa” as Ernest Hemingway was known, lived an epic life full of perpetual motion, and Papa’s Pilar was crafted to accompany rum enthusiasts as they sink their teeth into life. Named for his muse and one true constant, Pilar is the vessel that allowed America’s literary giant to reach beyond the shoreline, feast on life and remind us to never be a spectator.
23 ReviewsNamed for Ernest Hemingway and his boat Pilar and inspired by his boundless travels, this rum is sourced from around the Caribbean, Florida and Central America. Crafted in both pot and column stills and aged up to 24 years in Bourbon barrels and Port wine casks, the rum is then carefully blended through the famed Solera processs to give the spirit a truly unique character. The spirit earned a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 91 points from Wine Enthusiast in 2013. A fantastic rum at a fantastic value. Happy Tasting! Learn More
23 ReviewsNamed for Ernest Hemingway and his boat Pilar, this rum is similar in color to the light rums Papa enjoyed in Cuba and Key West during the 1930s. The spirit is sourced from hand-selected rums around the Caribbean, U.S. and Central America that are aged 3 to 7 years in Spanish Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels, and then Solera blended by their master blending team. Distinguished and worldly, the spirit scored 87 points in 2013 from Wine Enthusiast. Learn More