Papa’s Pilar, Guy Harvey and the Hemingway family will donate a portion of proceeds from 15,000 Relief bottles of Papa’s Pilar Dark and Blonde rum sold in the U.S. Artwork for the program was created by world-renowned scientist, artist and marine conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey.
Papa’s Pilar®, the maker of award-winning Papa’s Pilar Dark and Blonde Rums, and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, led by world-renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey, today announced “Papa’s Pilar Relief and Rebuild,” a program to support the short- and long-term recovery of the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian. A donation of $10 for every Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum Relief Bottle and $5 for every Papa’s Pilar Blonde Relief Bottle, up to 15,000 bottles, will be made to relief partners including Convoy of Hope: Anglers for the Bahamas. The program was created in partnership with the Hemingway Family and Dr. Guy Harvey, who created and donated custom special artwork for the bottles.
“Papa’s Pilar is inspired by Ernest Hemingway and strives to support causes that carry on his legacy,” said Mike Myatt, Papa’s Pilar Chief Communities & Conservation Officer. “We have a deep connection to the Abaco Islands‘ people and culture, and through our program with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, we hope to support those affected by the horrific devastation of Hurricane Dorian as they begin to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses.”
In addition to the donation program running through 2019, Papa’s Pilar and Guy Harvey will be working with relief partners to develop an ongoing recovery and rebuilding program for the Abaco Islands in 2020 and beyond.
“The Bahamas, including the Abaco Islands, are true treasures, both ecologically and culturally,” said Guy Harvey. “Being from the Caribbean and having dealt with powerful storms like Dorian, I know first-hand that it will take a conjoined effort to rebuild these communities, and we are happy to partner with Papa’s Pilar to make a significant, positive difference.”
About Papa’s Pilar® Rum
Papa’s Pilar® Rum – in both Dark and Blonde expressions – is an ultra-premium, artisan-crafted rum inspired by Ernest “Papa” Hemingway, an author, explorer, story-teller, conservationist, bon vivant and Key West local who is celebrated for what he was not: a spectator. Papa’s Pilar’s expressions are born of hand-selected, multi-sourced rums and are artfully blended by Master Blender, Ron Call. Hemingway Rum Company’s Key West distillery, home of Papa’s Pilar Rum, is located in a historic building just yards from where Hemingway used to dock his beloved boat, the Pilar. In addition to the working distillery, the building also includes an experience center, innovation lab, trading post and tasting room. Papa’s Pilar was developed in conjunction with Ernest Hemingway’s estate, and the Hemingway family graciously donates a majority of its proceeds from Papa’s Pilar Rum to charity. Papa’s Pilar is a proud member of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).
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