Light and fruity on the nose whilst smooth and delicate on the palate. The light amber coloured Don Papa has a long and rich-textured finish, with flavours of vanilla, honey and candied fruits. A premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. Don Papa Rum is distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, aged for 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection. Negros Occidental has been the long standing sugar capital of the Philippines. Due to the perfect combination of climate, geography and the rich volcanic soil on the island, Negros is ideally suited for sugar cane production.
Background: Don Papa or the The Don, is an inspired story of one of the unsung heroes of the Philippine revolution: Dionisio Magbuelas, better known locally as "Papa" Isio. Initially a foreman at a sugar plantation, Papa Isio; a healer, shaman, seer, rebel and leader of a group of Babaylanes, played a key role during the late 19th century Philippine Revolution. Papa Isio's spirit and leadership played a critical part in freeing Negros from Spanish rule, ultimately leading to independence for his beloved country.