Papa’s Pilar is an adventurous new rum inspired by life and times of Ernest Hemingway. “Papa” referring to Hemingway and “Pilar” – the name of his 1934 Wheeler Playmate Cruiser boat. If the shape looks familiar, that’s because it’s styled after the aluminum canteens carried by US infantryman for most of the 20th Century. The bottle pays homage to Hemingway’s duty as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I and his exposure to the Normandy landings in World War II. 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 Pilar’s 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.