In this new Rum Journal entry, Alexander Britell (Caribbean Journal) reviews Papa’s Pilar Rum, which now has a flagship venue set in an 1878 tobacco warehouse in Key West, Florida. This review is very convincing indeed, especially as summer beckons, along with images of Caribbean sunsets and sipping some fine rum while re-reading Hemingway. here are excerpts:
[. . .] Four years after its birth, the increasingly popular Papa’s Pilar Rum has a flagship, set in an 1878 tobacco warehouse in Key West, Fla.
While the brand has been expertly blending (and finishing) rums largely from Florida, the Caribbean and Central America, the new Key West headquarters will make its first true distilled product, rum which will soon find its way into the bottles of what has become a serious player in the high-end boutique rum segment. [. . .]
Papa’s Pilar has a taste that’s unique, thanks to a blend of rums from Florida, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Panama (and other unnamed origins), aging in bourbon and port barrels and finishing in Oloroso Sherry barrels. [. . .]