Papa's Pilar DarkPapa's Pilar Dark Rum is produced by HemingwayRum Company located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA. www.papaspilar.com
Papa’s Pilar Dark
The Dark Rum uses a combination of pot and column distillation. Blended to 86 proof using a variety of hand selected aged rums with the oldest coming in at 24 years old.
In the bottle the rum has a lovely chocolate hue as the sherry refracts through the bottle. In the glass the darkness of the rum balances with the sherry and transitions to a pleasant cherry wood color.
The aroma of the rum has a dynamic complexity. I pick up coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, orange, charred oak, tobacco leaf, vanilla and nutmeg, with a light kiss of sherry.
The first sip provides a full buttery caramel feel, followed by notes of chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, molasses, smoky oak, Bourbon and orange peel, that transitions into a long dry sherry finish.
There is a lot going on with this rum. The spiciness of the flavors could easily slide it into the spiced rum category. The aroma promises a rum that has multi level complexity which leads to a surprise on the palate as it is a bit sweeter than expected. The spiciness and sweetness balance into an enjoyable flavor experience.
I recommend sipping Papa’s Pilar Dark after dinner or experimenting with it in your favorite Hemingway cocktail.
Review by Mr. Paul Senft:
Mr. Senft currently serves as owner of www.rumjourney.com. He has a passion for rum and traveling. He has dedicated himself to describing to his readers about his travels through the Caribbean Islands and writing rum reviews. When he is not reviewing a rum, he is hard at work at trying different cocktail recipes.