Inspired by Ernest 'Papa' Hemingway and his time enjoying rum and whiskey during a shipwrecked fishing voyage to the Marquesas Keys, Master Blender, Ron Call finished this blend in #4 charred Kentucky straight whiskey barrels. The smoky char flavor contrasts nicely with the sweeter notes coming from the aging in Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks and Spanish Sherry casks.
AWARDS: 'Best of Class', 'Double Gold' by NY World Wine & Spirits, 'Double Gold' by Best Tasting Spirits, ‘Silver' by Global Luxury Masters
Papa’s Pilar Blonde is the first ever “Blonde” Rum, similar in color to the light rums Papa Hemingway enjoyed in Key West and Cuba during the 30’s. Sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean and Central, South and North America, this award-winning spirit is solera blended in American Oak Bourbon barrels and Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks. At 84 Proof, it boasts a creamy mouthfeel with notes of crisp almond, butterscotch and hints of pineapple, mango, and key lime. A perfect rum for your Hemingway Daiquiri, boat drink or tiki cocktail.
AWARDS: 'Best In Class' by Rum Renaissance, 'Best Gold Rum' by Caribbean Journal, 'Double Gold' by FiftyBest
Papa’s Pilar Dark is an ultra-premium sipping rum, bold and complex much like the man who inspired it - Ernest Hemingway. Made of hand-selected rums solera blended in Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks and Spanish Sherry casks, this 86 proof award-winning rum has a rich, carmelized orange, maple, vanilla and toasted almond taste profile and a long velvety finish.
AWARDS: 'Double Gold' recipient: World Spirits Competition, San Francisco; FiftyBest, '94 Rating' from Tasting Panel and '91 Rating' from Wine Enthusiast