A TALE OF TWO RUMS-PILAR AND PRIVATEER
BOTH RUMS STEEPED IN HISTORY
HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)7/7/14/–There are two new rums on the market called Pilar and Privateer, and both have an interesting tale to tell. First of all Pilar is actually called Papa’s Pilar, and is named after Ernest Hemmingway’s constant companion and muse, and also his boat that fueled many of his legendary fishing expeditions. Hemmingway also loved rum, in particular Papa Doble, and this product was developed in association with the Ernest Hemmingway Estate. Retail prices are $39.99 for the Dark, and $29.99 for the
The new distillery will be located in one of Hemmingway’s old stomping ground
of Key West, Florida, and they are planning it to become a tourist destination in
Pilar Rum is solera aged and blended in the United States using American Oak
Barrels, and the marketing material rather loosely tries to catch on to the Hemmingway spirit by saying “Papas Pilar was created to be near the same Hemingway adventure, accompanying rum enthusiasts as they sink their teeth into life.”
The Dark rum is 86 proof and did win a gold medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition, and includes rums up to twenty-four years old, and it has a long and velvety finish. Papas Pilar Blonde is 84 proof and contains rums 3-7 years old, and it was
awarded a “Best in Class” at the Miami Rum festival held in April 2013.
Master blender for Pilar is Jay Maltby a former executive at Bacardi, Cruzan and
Mahalo Spirits. The Hemmingway Foundation will donate 100% of royalties to
organizations that represent adventure, literacy and environmental issues. This
already includes a $30,000 donation to the Game Fish Association.
Privateer Rum is the brainchild of Andrew Cabot, and if that name seems familiar,
then the original Andrew Cabot (1750-91) was a merchant and rum distiller who
had a fleet of twenty five ships who was clever enough to smuggle molasses past
British patrols or prizing British ships. In fact a hero of the revolution.
Privateer Rum is aged in the cool maritime climate of New England in Essex County, where the seasons expand and contract the barrels and then are finished up in used whiskey and brandy barrels.
Papa’s Pilar Rum
The Artisan-Crafted Spirit that reflects Rum’s gutsy roots.
Rum was once a noble spirit. It was served aboard warships, rationed to visionary explorers, and used to sustain the Founding Fathers as they plotted revolution. Rum was consumed by men who understood that you only get one shot at life. Standing still, they’d say, was a waste of valuable time.
Ernest Hemingway was this type of man – an adventurer who lived life to the fullest. He indulged us with glimpses of a vibrant life by stitching together distant cultures, passions, and people using the power of the written word.
Inspired by his appetite for adventure, we’ve proudly created a super-premium rum: Papa’s Pilar.
It is a spirit born of multiple rums hand-selected from the Caribbean, Central America and Florida. The rums are then brought to the U.S.A. and married together in our unique Solera aging and blending process.
Papa’s Pilar represents the original spirit of rum.
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