Monday, November 23, 2015

Papa’s Pilar Introduces a Limited Edition Dark Rum

     Papa’s Pilar Rum has put together a very special new expression.  This is a limited production rum that takes the previously finished dark rum and placing it into used bourbon barrels for between 90 and 120 days of additional aging.   This method deepens the flavors of the whole blend and not just some of the components.  It also gives the blend a more intense and spicier flavor.    The special edition is bottled at 43% ABV giving it a bolder flavor, and the additional aging makes it even smoother and more congruent than the original expression.    
Patrick Hemingway and Bahama Bob Leonard
     The idea for this special edition according to Carlton Grooms, Pilar is looking to introduce a “cool special edition” that would not compete with their staple dark rum.   The initial expression was already sold out before it even reached the bottles.   Carlton Grooms tells me they are going to have two more releases next year of 200 barrels each.     These are expressions that you need to keep your eyes open for, because to miss them would be very disappointing.  
     I was around for the initial introduction of Papa’s Pilar and had a chance to talk with Patrick Hemingway about the Papa’s Pilar line of rums.   They have been great rums from their introduction and the new special edition is just an extension of the of the brands commitment to offering fine rums.  ;o)