Papa’s Pilar Dark Sherry Finish Rum

Papa's Pilar Dark Sherry Cask Finished Dark Rum

Hemingway Rum Company, makers of Papa’s Pilar Dark and Blonde rums, has introduced a limited-release of 1,400 6-pk cases of a special-edition Sherry Finish in select U.S. markets.

The company’s master blenders created this expression of custom-barreled Papa’s Pilar Dark, with seven different rums up to 25 years old, both pot and column distilled. After solera aging in bourbon barrels, port wine casks and Spanish sherry casks, the rum was further aged in French Limousin oak sherry casks from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, for approximately 30 days.

Flavors include vanilla, cinnamon, maple, coffee and almond, with hints of port and sherry, plus layers of slight sweetness, followed by a spicy finish, imparted by the French oak, the company reports. The expression comes in Papa’s Pilar signature bottle, featuring a red closure to distinguish it from Dark and Blonde counterparts.


The suggested retail price is between $44.99 and $46.99, varying by market, per 750-ml. bottle. It’s available in both on- and off-premise establishments in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Texas.

This rum brand is inspired by Ernest “Papa” Hemingway’s spirit of adventure. Papa’s Pilar recently opened a new distillery and experience center in Key West, Florida, honoring Hemingway’s contribution to the classic spirit of the city in which he once lived. The over 8,000+ sq. ft. facility supports Papa’s Pilar rum production and features an experience center, tasting room, trading post, and eventually, a rentable event center.


Papa’s Pilar was developed in conjunction with Ernest Hemingway’s estate. The Hemingway family donates 100% of their royalty profits to organizations that embody the likes of adventure, literacy, and conservation.