Ernest Hemingway was a world renowned writer, but did you know that he was also the world’s greatest adventurer? He lived by the words, “Il Faut d’abord durer,” meaning “First one must endure.” With record breaking fishing expeditions in the Caribbean to hunting game on the African plains, these adventures provided the foundation of the poignant stories that transformed American literature. Pilar, a 1934 Wheeler Playmate Cruiser, was Hemingway’s vessel which allowed him to reach beyond the shoreline, feast on life, and then recount his tales of adventure through his typewriter.
Papa’s Pilar Rums are a blend of the best rums from throughout the Caribbean, Florida, and Central America. They carefully select sources based on age and character, and fractionally blend them through their unique solera process. The hand-selected rums are aged in American bourbon barrels and port wine casks. The rums are combined to the make master blend and finished in Spanish sherry casks.
Pilar Blonde is 84 proof and column distilled. The blend is hand-selected rums between 3 and 5 years old and fractionally blended through their unique solera process. Tasting notes: lemon and lime aromas experienced; Light and smooth with lemon, lime, and vanilla notes experienced on the palate. Bitter Blonde recipe is a great mixed drink to try with this rum – smooth, crisp, refreshing and not too sweet. A splash of orange or pineapple juice would be a great additional mixing option. Rating: 4.3/5
Pilar Dark is 86 proof and pot/column distilled. The blend is hand-selected rums up to 24 years old and fractionally blended through their unique solera process. Tasting notes: Caramel aromas experienced; Burnt caramel and spicy notes experienced on the palate. Old Havana recipe is a great mixed drink to try with this rum – light and refreshing with sweet caramel, brown sugar, and citrus flavors. Rating: 4.4/5
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