NO SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN.
Key West, Florida – (June 6, 2016) – Papa’s Pilar®, the award-winning, premium sipping rum inspired by Ernest Hemingway, will release 2,300 cases of custom barrel aged dark rum in time for Papa’s Day (aka Father’s Day) in select markets. The team of Master Blenders created two special edition expressions of custom barreled Papa’s Pilar Dark, which, after solera aging in American oak bourbon barrels, port wine casks, and Spanish Sherry Casks, were further aged in bourbon barrels for an additional 90 or (120 days,Finished In Angels Envy Barrels) respectively. Upon introducing the barrel program,to retailers the “Account Distiller” can select to custom barrel age Papa’s Pilar Rum for an appointed set of days, while receiving notoriety in the account for their craftsmanship. A custom side label with account logo and barrel number will adorn every bottle.
Papa’s Pilar Dark is a bold and complex sipping rum, which is both pot and column distilled and boasts hand-selected rums up to 24 years old, and a long, velvety finish. At 86 proof, it is comprised of rums that are hand-selected from ports-of-call in the Caribbean, Central America and the U.S.A. for their age, character and maturity. The expression was named “Best Rum in America” by the Caribbean Journal in 2014 and won a “Double Gold” Medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
“In our quest to get rum back to its roots, we further aged Papa’s Pilar Dark rum in bourbon oak, which adds a spicy finish on the back of the palate,” said Ron Call, Head of Rum Production. “The flavor is magnitudes more complex and the longer we age, the more the sweetness drops. Each sip reveals a new discovery.” This rum is a blend of 7 differenr rums the oldest being 24 years old.
This barrel program is no longer available, and the rum is no longer finished in Angels Envy barrels. these bottles are the last known Papas Pilar dark rum finished in angels envy barrels.
Tasting Notes – aged for an additional 120 days
- Nose: elaborate layers of Caribbean spices, chocolate and coffee with hints of sherry and port
- Taste: intricately flavorful – sophisticated layer after layer of spice-forward complimented by walnut, vanilla, sherry and port
- Finish: robust dry spice with oak, balanced with a lingering sweetness
Papa’s Pilar was developed in conjunction with Ernest Hemingway’s estate. The Hemingway family donates 100 percent of their royalty profits from Papa’s Pilar Rum to charity. The brand is the “official rum” of the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, partner of the International Game Fish Association, and works with local charitable foundations and causes dear to Hemingway and his heirs
The Flavors you will find in PAPAS RUM
Vanilla, cinnamon, dark Italian roast coffee and honey, with hints of sherry and port. Intricately flavorful; sweet maple syrup, brown sugar and molasses notes. Mouth-coating with hints of spice, bourbon, almonds and apricot. Robust, exotic and full- bodied with a long, deep, velvety finish.