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Tue, Aug 22


Copper Shaker Ybor City

Spirited Dinner Series: Papa’s Pilar Rum & Hemingway Rye Whiskey

Join us at Copper Shaker for an unforgettable evening of fine spirits and culinary delights hosted by the Master Distillers of Papa’s Pilar Rum and Hemingway Rye Whiskey!

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Spirited Dinner Series: Papa’s Pilar Rum & Hemingway Rye Whiskey
Spirited Dinner Series: Papa’s Pilar Rum & Hemingway Rye Whiskey

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Copper Shaker Ybor City, 1502 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA


About the event

Join us at the Copper Shaker for an unforgettable evening of fine spirits and culinary delights hosted by the fine folks from Papa’s Pilar Rum!

The event begins at 6 PM with a lively Cocktail Hour, giving you the chance to mingle with master distillers Ron Call and his son, Clayton Call, from Papa’s Pilar Rum and Hemingway Rye Whiskey.

Don't miss the opportunity to snag an autographed bottle of Hemingway Rye for sale, a perfect addition to your collection!

Indulge in a bountiful cheese & charcuterie spread while enjoying your welcoming cocktail, as you get to know representatives from the brands and fellow enthusiasts.

At 6:30 PM, take your seats for the opening presentation and amuse-bouche, setting the stage for an extraordinary Spirited Dinner Series experience.

Then get ready to savor the first course, as the culinary journey fueled by Papa's Pilar Rum and Hemingway Rye Whiskey unfolds.

An exceptional night awaits, filled with the finest spirits, delectable dishes, and great company! See you there!

The Menu:

1st Course

Eat: “Lobster Corn Puff”

Bonito Kewpie

Drink: “Old Santiago” Papa’s Pilar Dark /Lime / Mint / Sparkling Wine

2nd Course

Eat: “Grilled Octopus”

Charred Onion / Ayocote Morado / Guajillo / Prickly Pear

Drink: “Stormy Night in the Gulf” Papa’s Pilar Rye Finished / Lime / Ginger / Cotton Candy Cloud

3rd Course

Eat: Pera Sacchetti

Pecorino / Coco / Black Pepper

Drink: “Delirious Clarity” Coconut Washed Papa’s Pilar Blonde / Coconut Milk / Pineapple / Lemon

4th Course

Eat: “Tail & Cheek”

Rum Smashed Plantain / Coca Cola / Vanilla Scented Orange

Drink: Respect Between Rivals Papa’s Pilar Sherry-Finished / Hemmingway Rye / Vermouth / Benedictine / Spiced Bitters


Eat: Baba

Banana Cream / Molten Lava

Drink: Morning in Havana Pilar Sherry-Finished / Coffee/ Banana and Condensed Milk Foam

The Spirits:

Blonde: Papa’s Pilar Blonde is the first ever “Blonde” Rum, similar in color to the light rums Papa Hemingway enjoyed in Key West and Cuba during the 30’s. Tasting notes of bright citrus, almond, fresh apricot, and fine butterscotch make this a perfect rum for your Hemingway Daiquiri, boat drink or tiki cocktail. This exceptionally smooth blend represents the original spirit of rum.

Dark: Papa's Pilar Dark is an ultra-premium sipping rum, bold and well-traveled, much like the man who inspired it - Ernest Hemingway. This 86 proof, award-winning rum has a rich maple, chocolate, ripe fig and candied orange taste profile.

Rye Finished: Introducing the newest member of our flagship fleet: Rye-Finished Rum. Papa's Pilar Dark rum further finished in White Oak, heavy charred once-used straight Rye Whiskey barrels. At 86 proof, this blend features a long and warm finish with lingering notes of cacao and caramel.

Sherry-Finished: Papa's Pilar Sherry-Finished Rum is unlike anything Hemingway Rum Company has ever produced before. This dark rum blend is further aged in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks for an extended period of time, creating a distinguished and complex flavor profile of decadent hazelnut, toffee, layered spice, and toasted oak.

Hemmingway Rye: This beautiful whiskey is a blend of 94% nine-year-old Indiana Straight Rye and 6% four-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye that is finished in in Papa’s Pilar-seasoned Oloroso Sherry Casks. This wider release in April 2023 follows the inaugural batch of First Edition bottles sold in collectors packaging which sold out a week after its fall 2022 launch.

The Hosts:

Kyle Cooper – National Brand Ambassador & Mixologist Papa’s Pilar Rum & Hemingway Whiskey Co.

Ron Call – Master Distiller

Clayton Call – Whiskey Storyteller

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