the man & the rum

IN ORDER TO WRITE ABOUT LIFE, FIRST YOU MUST LIVE IT

RUM WAS ONCE A NOBLE SPIRIT

Rum was served aboard warships, rationed to civilization-changing explorers and sustained the Founding Fathers as they plotted revolution. It also inspired one of the world’s greatest adventurers, 

It was consumed by men who understood you only get one shot at life. Hemingway was this kind of man. He lived his life in a state of perpetual motion, traversing the globe collecting tales each more epic than the last - and rum bore witness to it all.

HEMINGWAY WAS AN AUTHOR, A FREETHINKER, AN ADVENTURER, A CONSERVATIONIST, AND A BON VIVANT. THE ONE THING HE WAS NOT WAS A SPECTATOR.

HE HAD A GREAT MANY PASSIONS, BUT HIS ONE TRUE CONSTANT WAS HIS BELOVED BOAT, PILAR.

SHE WAS THE ESTEEMED VESSEL THAT ALLOWED AMERICA’S LITERARY GIANT TO REACH BEYOND THE SHORELINE AND FEAST ON LIFE.

Left to Right:  Eric Combast, IGFA. John Hemingway, Papa’s Grandson. Patrick Hemingway, Papa’s Son

Left to Right:  Eric Combast, IGFA. John Hemingway, Papa’s Grandson. Patrick Hemingway, Papa’s Son

Left to Right:  Eric Combast, IGFA. John Hemingway, Papa’s Grandson. Patrick Hemingway, Papa’s Son

PAPA CARES

preserve what matters

THE HEMINGWAY FAMILY GRACIOUSLY DONATES A MAJORITY OF THEIR PROCEEDS FROM PAPA’S PILAR RUM TO CHARITY.

They select organizations that embody the likes of adventure, literacy, and conservation, causes dear to Hemingway and his heirs. In the past, they have chosen to support the International Game Fish Association, The Ocean Foundation, and PEN, just to name a few.

Papa’s Pilar works with local charitable foundations and causes that also serve Hemingway’s legacy, creating awareness around local and regional organizations. We raise money for such efforts through events, social campaigns, and partnerships.