|Ernest and Pauline at Home in Key West|
Happy Birthday to Ernest Hemingway, the man that Papa's Pilar Rum's back story is based upon.
The man, his fishing yacht, and his persona have added so much to our world. Whether you like his writings or not, this larger than life man has had some effect on you somewhere in your mind.
I had very little knowledge of his life before moving to Key West. I knew who he was, but very
little about him. I hate to admit it, but I have never read any of his writings, but the man and his way of life have really drawn me in. His life here in Key West and all of the legends of him here on the island only made me more interested in the man and the locals and places that he hung out with and at are legendary. People like Josie Russel owner of Sloppy Joe's in Key West, Boxing at the Old Coca Cola Bottling Plant, To his house and wife. You can hardly move anywhere in this town without some reference to Ernest Hemingway.
Today as a distiller at the Hemingway Rum Company his presence has become a daily part of my life. Happy Birthday to this amazing man.