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 revolution. Rum was consumed by men who understood that you only get one shot at life, and Ernest Hemingway was this type of man. Papa was a man of many things, an adventurer, author, storyteller, sportsman, but one thing he was not was a spectator. Of everywhere he traveled in this world, Ernest Hemingway chose Key West to call home, and it is here Papa’s Pilar chose to craft the rum named in his honor.
Your voyage begins with round-trip private airfare to Key West in a Cessna Citation Jet 1. Papa’s Pilar will host you in their private guest residence in Old Town Key West, adjacent to the distillery. Upon arrival, find the condo stocked with all the necessary Papa’s Pilar provisions.
Two couples will embark on a journey to Papa’s Pilar’s brand-new Hemingway Rum Company Distillery in Key West. Slated to open in June 2017, you will be among the very first to visit. Distiller and General Manager Carlton Grooms will be your personal guide as you taste and discover the unique flavors of Papa's Pilar rum. Enjoy lunch just around the corner at Bagatelle on Duval Street following your distillery experience.
The adventure continues as you travel by boat to Latitudes restaurant for dinner, named the #1 Best Overall Restaurant in Key West by OpenTable in 2016 and one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017. It offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, complete with swaying palms and tiki torches.
The crew at Papa’s Pilar is sending you home with a case of their Sherry Cask rum to savor this unique experience. Papa’s Pilar is an homage to Hemingway’s adventures and an inspiration for yours!
This lot includes:
- Private round-trip airfare from Destin Jet for four (4) in a Cessna Citation Jet 1
- Two (2) nights for two (2) couples at Hemingway Rum Company’s private guest residence in Old Town Key West
- Private tour and tasting of the brand-new Hemingway Rum Company Distillery with Carlton Grooms, Distiller and General Manager of Papa’s Pilar Rum
- Lunch for four (4) at Bagatelle
- Wine dinner for four (4) at Latitudes
- Case of Papa's Pilar Sherry Cask Rum
- Welcome baskets with the necessary provisions for your adventure
Donated by: Acentria Insurance and Papa’s Pilar Rum Company
Restrictions: Based on mutually agreeable dates by all parties, subject to availability, and expires on 12/31/18. Redemption is not available until opening of distillery projected for May/June 2017.