Don Papa Rum
Country of Origin: Philippines
Don Papa’ is a tribute to Papa Isio, the real and charismatic leader from Negros who, in the 1890s, helped drive the Spanish from the island and win independence for Sugarlandia. The figure Don Papa is inspired by Papa Isio, though not the same person. Instead, Don Papa is the embodiment of the Spirit of Sugarlandia. Don Papa Rum’s flagship is made from some of the finest sugarcane in the world. It is first aged for 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection.
Nose: Fruity notes up front, with sweet tangerines and apricots. This is followed by vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with runny toffee sauce.
Palate: Bags-full of vanilla and cinnamon. Hints of raisin, sultana and marmalade.
Finish: Medium length with punchy cinnamon.