This bottling is a blend of column and pot still rums from the Caribbean, the US, and Central America. The rums have been solera aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, port wine, and sherry casks. After blending, the rum is then further aged in ex-bourbon to finish aging. A previous edition of this bottling was released at a lower proof, but this edition was bottled at 95 proof. Papa's Pilar is named in honor of Ernest "Papa" Hemingway and the brand was developed in conjunction with his estate with a portion of their profits going to charity. Papa's Pilar Bourbon Barrel Finished Dark Rum 95 Proof is a limited edition release of 2000 cases available beginning October 2018.