POSSIBLY THE WORLD’S GREATEST ADVENTURERErnest Hemingway’s writing didn’t dictate his life; rather, his life dictated his writing. He lived by the words “Il faut d’abord durer,” meaning “First one must endure,” forging a courage that led to some of the world’s finest storytelling. He was an author, a free thinker, an adventurer, a sportsman, and a bon vivant. But he was never a spectator.
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.