Papa’s Pilar BlondePapa’s Pilar Blonde Rum is produced by the Hemingway Rum Company located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA. www.papaspilar.com
Papa’s Pilar Blonde
This light rum is a blend of column still rums ranging between three, five, and seven years old. Coming in at 84 proof, it is Solera blended using a combination of Bourbon and Port Barrels. After the rum is blended it is finished in Sherry casks.
In the bottle and glass the color of rum is a light straw color. I did observe a small bit of particulate suspended in the liquid and a tiny bit of cork. As I swirl the glass, surprisingly thick legs form and descend quickly down the glass filling the air with the rich citrus aroma of the rum.
The first aroma to kiss the nose is fresh cut grapefruit, as it fades I detect an oak under tone while sweet vanilla floats over the top, dried orange peel, honey almond and just a hint of lime as the scent fades.
The rum leads with buttery vanilla and caramel followed by notes of grapefruit and pineapple. As this fades tobacco and dried orange peel provide a rich, darker feel; a light almond note pops up in the finish.
It is not often that I find a young rum that I enjoy sipping but this one was fun to play with. The lovely robust combination of flavors provides a good taste experience. Considering in whose honor the rum is made, I had to make a classic Hemingway Daiquiri with it. I suggest when you acquire a bottle that you try the recipe. It has to be one of the best Daiquiris I have ever made. A good challenge for this rum is take one of your favorite rum cocktails and substitute Papa’s Pilar Blonde and see how it enhances your drink.
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.