Hemingway Rum to open new rum distillery in Key West, US


Hemingway Rum Company has announced plans to open the Rum Distillery & Experience Center in Key West, US.

The new distillery covers an 8,000ft2 area, which will support the production of Papa’s Pilar rum. The facility will feature an experience centre, a tasting room, a trading post, and a rentable event centre.

The plant will also feature a 350-gallon Hamilton Pot Still, with a custom-made reflux column that has the ability to potential to produce up to 80 gallons of rum a day.

Hemingway Rum Company's Key West operations director Carlton Grooms said: “We’re excited to have created both a destination that will serve as the physical heart and soul of our brand, as well as an asset for the city of Key West.

"It’s here that we chose to celebrate [Ernest Hemingway] and Papa’s Pilar, the rum inspired by his spirit of adventure."

“Our guests will be truly engaged and amazed with this unique experience. A trip to Key West will no longer be complete without a visit.”

Carlton Grooms will manage the production of the rum at this plant.

Papa’s Pilar's national brand director Lindsey Kops Mundy said: “Of all his worldly travels, Ernest Hemingway chose Key West to call home.

“And it’s here that we chose to celebrate him and Papa’s Pilar, the rum inspired by his spirit of adventure.”


Image: The new Hemingway Rum Company Distillery & Experience Center in Key West, Florida, will support Papa’s Pilar dark and blonde rum production, an Experience Center, Tasting Room and Trading Post. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.