Papa's Pilar Aged Rum Legacy Edition 2023 Finished In French Oak Casks Limited Release


44% ABV, 750 ml, 3rd Annual Edition, Limited Release

Each rendition of our Legacy Edition blend pays homage to Ernest Hemingway and those he inspired. It’s a celebration of his legacy and those who live out Hemingway’s ‘Never a Spectator’ mantra.

Released annually, Papa’s Pilar thoughtfully selects a legend in their own right to pay homage to, and blends their legacy throughout every detail of the rum and package created in their honor.

Legacy Edition 2023 is the third expression in the series and was crafted in honor of surfing legend and big-wave pioneer, Greg Noll, who like Hemingway, was famous for constantly pushing boundaries. Nicknamed “Da Bull” and known for wearing his iconic black and white striped boardshorts, Noll stared down fear and achieved what many thought was impossible.

A fearless and legendary adventurer, Noll proved it was possible to surf massive waves and is credited as the first person to surf, in 1964, the Third Reef Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This was just one of Greg’s many pioneering moments in the big wave surfing world. He went on to become a prominent longboard shaper and founded Noll Surfboards in California, famous for its custom boards made of different types of quality wood. Noll passed away in 2021, but his legacy lives large, carried on by his son, Jed Noll in San Clemente, California, at Noll Surfboards.

Crafted by 7th Generation Master Distiller Ron Call, Legacy 2023 is made with rums from the Caribbean and South America that were blended in Bourbon barrels and Spanish Sherry casks, and expertly finished in once-used Apple Brandy French Limousin oak casks. A small amount of the rum is also finished in apricot and orange bitters casks. The resulting rum is complex and layered, offering a delicate aroma alongside a dynamic flavor profile.

“The nose of the rum is characterized by floral and citrus notes, with hints of vanilla and coconut, adding depth to the aroma.”
-Shawn Martin, Key West Rum Maker
“The palate of the rum is where it really shines, with flavors of apricot, pine and bitter citrus peel dominating, followed by sweeter notes of orange blossom honey and herbal hints of lavender, rosemary and cinnamon.”
-Andrew McNamara, Master Sommelier

Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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