A Decade of Excellence Unveiled

Our Inaugural Exclusive Edition Rum

We believe that milestones are meant to be celebrated in exceptional ways. As we reflect upon our incredible 10-year journey, we find it only fitting to pay homage through the introduction of Ernest, our inaugural exclusive edition rum.

Embodying the spirit of adventure and literary brilliance of Ernest Hemingway, this remarkable rum captures the very essence of Papa’s Pilar, representing the culmination of a decade dedicated to crafting the finest spirits. Set to be released this year in honor of Hemingway’s 124th birthday, we invite you to join us in raising a glass to this momentous occasion, embarking on a captivating voyage of taste, heritage, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

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Unparalleled Craftsmanship In Every Drop

Ernest is a harmonious blend of hand-selected rums, expertly crafted with the utmost precision and masterly blended by 7th Generation Master Distiller, Ron Call. He meticulously selected the finest rums from South and Central America to create one exquisite blend.

After the initial aging process, it undergoes a unique double-finishing technique that sets it apart from the rest: first in new, 36-month air-dried staves in heavy toasted American white oak barrels, imparting rich and robust flavors. It is then double-finished in both Cognac casks and Armagnac casks, further enhancing the complexity and depth of the rum. The result is a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate, inviting you to savor every sip.

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XO Double-finished in Cognac casks and Armagnac casks


Three hand-selected rums from South and Central America


Hand-selected rum blend up to 23 years of age


100 Proof
50% ABV

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Embodying Hemingway’s Timeless Spirit

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Ernest Hemingway, a true literary luminary and adventurer extraordinaire, who continues to ignite our spirits here at Papa’s Pilar. This exclusive edition release serves as a timeless tribute to Hemingway’s legacy, celebrating his adventurous spirit and insatiable thirst for life. Drawing inspiration from the bottle captured in a vintage photo at Finca Vigía, our crystal decanter-style bottle reflects the grandeur and elegance that resonated throughout his life. Much like Hemingway’s enduring literary masterpieces, Ernest encapsulates the essence of authenticity, infused with passion and an unwavering commitment to uncompromising quality.

Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigía his Cuban home circa 1946
Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigía, his Cuban home.

Exceptional Elegance Within

Encased in a meticulously designed decanter-style bottle, this exclusive edition release is a testament to true artisanship and sophistication. Every detail of our bespoke packaging has been carefully considered, from the luxurious gold embossed cork and elegant closure to the exquisite leather packaging.

Ernest is a true collector’s piece encased in a teal display box embossed with golden foil, wood siding, cream stitching, and gold riveted piping. When opened, it reveals a removable leather valet to display the elegant collectable bottle filled with golden rum and marked with Hemingway’s signature, with the image of Hemingway at Finca Vigía as its backdrop. The box also includes a crystal decanter top made to replace the wood and gold ‘travel cork.' Each bottle features a hand-written numbered label, signifying the only bottle with that number in existence. Every bottle is complete with a Distiller's Certification Card, certifying the authenticity of your purchase.

Unlock the Rarity: Where to Find

Ernest is an exceptionally rare release in the world of rum and is destined to become a cherished addition to any discerning rum collector’s cabinet. Only 400 bottles crafted for our first inaugural release which sold out online in under 5 hours!

If you weren't able to secure a bottle of our 2023 edition, we encourage you to join the waitlist to be the first to hear about the next rendition of Ernest.

For anyone interested in purchasing a bottle locally or tasting Ernest, a very limited number of bottles are available in select retail locations throughout Florida. We encourage you to visit bit.ly/FindLocal to see if a bottle is available near you. Due to the highly-limited nature of Ernest, we recommend calling in advance to ensure a bottle is still available.

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