About Papa's Pilar Dark Rum
In 1934, Ernest Hemingway purchased a boat named Pilar
from the Wheeler Shipyard for $7,495. Although he ordered the boat from a catalog, extensive customization was requested (including a livewell and a cockpit enclosed with copper screens) in order to make it unique. The boat would eventually become inextricably linked to Hemingway — he used it to catch one of the world’s largest sharks in 1935, and, during World War II, the author went hunting for German U-boats in the Caribbean waters on board the ship (the boat was equipped with a sub-machine gun and hand grenades). As a result of his extensive travels, Hemingway was said to have lived a life of perpetual motion, always acting as a trailblazer and never as a spectator.
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum is inspired by Hemingway and his thirst for adventure.
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, caramelized orange, maple, vanilla, and toasted almond taste profile and a long velvety finish. 2019 Platinum SIP Award, Double Gold recipient: World Spirits Competition, San Francisco; FiftyBest
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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