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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hemingway Rum Company Now Open to the Public

Hemingway Rum Company

     After four years of work, the Hemingway Rum Company is finally open to the public today.  The public may visit the distillery between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm seven days a week.  You can stop by, take a tour, enjoy the Hemingway experience, sample our rum, enjoy the trading post and even buy a bottle of the rum to take home with you.   Under the guidance of Carlton Grooms, this magnificent distillery, museum and trading post is now open for all to experience.


Hamilton 350 Gallon Still
      Visitors can view the Hamilton Pot Still, that can produce up to 80 gallons of rum per day.  Guests will also be treated to an interactive displays, which allows them to learn many of the factors involved with the production of rum.  There are many unique attractions throughout the tour that pay tribute to “Papa” as Hemingway was known, including a swivel picture wall and several other displays of interest.  Following the tour, patrons will be provided a sampling experience of Papa’s Pilar dark and blonde rums in the facility’s Tasting Room, which includes a Hemingway inspired bar top, filled with newspaper clippings, photographs and other memorabilia.
     Visitors will be treated to interactive displays that will allow them to see, smell and follow the active of producing the rums.  Following the tour, patrons will be provided a sampling experience of ingredients and steps that are a part of making each of the rum expression.   Special exhibits throughout the tour pay tribute to “Papa” as Hemingway was known, including a swivel picture wall, the solera and all of the other parts Papa’s Pilar dark and blonde rums in the facility’s Tasting Room, which includes a Hemingway inspired bar top, filled with newspaper clippings, photographs and other memorabilia.

Trading Post and Tasting Bar
     Carlton “Carl” Grooms, Key West Director of Operations, will manage the production of the award-winning rums, with the help of four full-time managers and 40 part-time employees, whom are all local Key West residents.  “We’re excited to have created both a destination that will serve as the physical heart and soul of our brand, as well as an asset for the city of Key West,” said Grooms. “Our guests will be truly engaged and amazed with this unique experience. A trip to Key West will no longer be complete without a visit.”

For more information, please visit www.papaspilar.com,“like” us on  Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PapasPilarRum