Papas Pilar Dark Rum 750 ML Hard to find !The rums themselves are a classic, molasses distillate and sourced from around the Caribbean, then bottled and blended in the United States. The rum is listed as 24 years aging and this is accomplished via the solera method of aging, which involves retaining a fraction of the oldest barrel 24 years and blending with the next older barrels and so forth. The barrels used in involve a variety of French oak, port wine, ex-bourbon, and Spanish wine barrels, all of which impart different flavors into the final product and chosen at the discretion of the blender. It is then finished in Spanish sherry casks giving it a final character. The rum is bottled and blended at Strong Spirits in Kentucky. The brand is owned by the Hemmingway Rum Company.Complex notes of vanilla, cinnamon, dark Italian roast coffee and honey, with hints of sherry and port. Intricately flavorful; sweet mixed with earthy, vegetal tones. Mouth-coating with hints of spice, bourbon, almonds and apricot. Robust, exotic and full- bodied with a long, deep, velvety finish.Rum was once a noble spirit. It was served aboard warships, rationed to visionary explorers, and used to sustain the Founding Fathers as they plotted a revolution. Rum represents a strong spirit of American rebellion, and Papas Pilar Dark is hell-bent on returning rum to those gutsy roots. Inspired by Hemingway's unbound land travels, this smooth, complex blend is bold, well-traveled, and deeply nuanced. Just like Papa himself.Ernest Hemingway was this type of man “ an adventurer who lived life to the fullest. He indulged us with glimpses of a vibrant life by stitching together distant cultures, passions, and people using the power of the written word.Inspired by his appetite for adventure, weve proudly created a super-premium rum: Papa's Pilar. It is a spirit born of multiple rums hand-selected from the Caribbean, Central America and Florida. The rums are then brought to the U.S.A. and married together in our unique Solera aging and blending process.Papas Pilar Dark and Blonde rums are crafted to reflect Hemingways passions on both land and sea.If the shape looks familiar, thats because its styled after the aluminum canteens carried by US infantryman for most of the 20th Century.The bottle pays homage to Hemingways duty as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I and his exposure to the Normandy landings in World War II. Why the chain? US infantry canteens used a chain to tether the screw cap to the bottle.The cap could be left slightly loose on the march - allowing drops of water to slosh out and soak the canvas covering. Evaporation kept the contents cool. Last but not least, etched into Pilars bottle cap is a compass - the simple yet indispensable tool that provides comfort and direction to adventurers on land and sea. The compass on Pilar Dark's cap has the African Sun logo in its center, signifying Hemingway's adventures on land.