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Papas Pilar Blonde rum

Papas Pilar Blonde

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6.4/10
57 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted over 4 years ago by Alan from United States with 89 ratings

The rum has a ton of flavor, mostly sweet - vanilla, honey, butterscotch, making it completely unsuitable for the the ultimate iconic reference - the Hemingway Daiquiri. I picked it up only because someone had suggested the combination. I tried it. In a word - NO! I'll have to experiment, because at the moment I'm not sure what to do with it. Once I've figured that out, I may bump the review up a notch.

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Posted over 5 years ago by mistercoughy from United States with 239 ratings

Yet another rum with added vanilla flavoring and sugar...and a large marketing budget. How many people bought this for the bottle and the color? Good grief.

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Posted 10 months ago by carl from United States with 56 ratings

I have mostly stayed with dark aged rums. When a friend brought this over I didn’t expect to like it, but I was very surprised. It has a rich full flavor with a perfect amount of sweetness. It was great to sip with a bit of ice.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Edgar from Bulgaria with 1 rating

I drink rum straight, which is the only way to drink this rum.
The taste is beautiful with a bouquet of different aroma's. It is a litle bit too sweet, therfore not suitable for mixing, nevertheless a very good rum which is in my personal top 5 of most favorite rums!

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Posted at Hale Pele 2 years ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

Very smooth, pretty sweet, It is a desert in a short glass.

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Posted 5 years ago by JackOrion from United States with 61 ratings

Like a 50/50 bar, orange and cream! Big on bright tropical fruit with a hint of oak. Bottled at 42% helps to cut the sugar, which there is plenty of but without being too cloying. $30 plus tax is a fair ticket if your into this kind of rum. Not really my thing and yet I have purchased this a few times now. For what the Pilar rums are regardless of additions and marketing, they are one of the few 'sweet' rums that I find interesting enough to return to every now and then. I like to think of them as a premixed rum cocktail! Neat or add ice and maybe a citrus twist... done.

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Posted almost 6 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 477 ratings

I found this to be a good rum, but like the Papas Dark and the Zaya, it's a little heavy on the added flavoring. This has a fair amount of vanilla, along with lime, almond, and oak. It's quite similar to the Papas Dark, but uses citrus rather than maple, and is 42%abv rather than 43% (I could actually notice the difference). Certainly a good rum, but I prefer the maple to the citrus.

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Posted 6 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 203 ratings

Sugar: 16 gpl. It's a blend of 3,5, and 7 year old rums, but has similar traits found in the much older Pilar Dark rum. This rum is not as sweet or complex as the Pilar dark. I can taste and smell Toffee, a lot of Honey and Maple, some citrus plus some lingering tastes and aromas from the Bourbon, Port, and Sherry casks used for aging this in.
It's a sipping rum in a pinch,and it does make a great mixer. If you find it, give it a try.

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Posted 2 months ago by CaptainGreen (PREMIUM) from United States with 74 ratings

Rip me jib! This be a decent sippin' rum! Aye, she may be light in color, but don't go gettin' fooled by her appearance. This wench be gorgeous and full-bodied all the way down to her dark roots. On the nose, she smells sweeter than most, but solid with her oak and vanilla and caramel. On the tongue, she be not as sweet, but there be a buttery quality to the vanilla that first hits ya. Then there be a bit of citrus flavor. Not a hard citrus - nothin' to twist up your face or scare away the scurvy. It be subtle. Then there be a bit of oak, spices, and at the end, nuts. There be a hint of burn goin' down the hatch, but nothin' a few more shots won't fix. This be a smooth sippin' rum. Avast! If I had been blindfolded - as I have by many blondes - I would sworn on mother's eyes this be a dark rum. Might she be as good a rum as the Marquesas Blend or the Dark 24-Year? I dare say so, but give this lady a shot. She can more than handle herself. arrrgh!

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Posted 2 months ago by Azun_the_Wise from United States with 6 ratings

I'm not really a fan of this, that said I am not a fan of silver rum as a whole so it didn't have much hope. Good mixer for blue hawaiin's but havent found another use of it yet.