The Don Papa Rye Cask Rum was fully matured in American rye casks for four years, and has an ABV of 45%, and an amber, almost golden color. It’s fruity on the nose, with hints of rye spice. Beautifully balanced, this rum is velvety and dry on the palate, giving spicy, peppery taste notes. It has a bright, long finish that remains delicate on the palate.
Enjoy this rum on its own or on the rocks to fully appreciate its complexity. Pour it into a small glass, with maybe a splash of water to enhance its flavor, or simply neat, being warmed in your hands. It’s also a great ingredient for some classic cocktails, like Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, or Mai Tais.
The island of Negros is colloquially known as Sugarlandia, and it is here that we find the story of Papa Isio, one of the unsung heroes of the Philippine Revolution. He was a foreman in a sugar cane plantation, and joined the fight for the country’s independence in the 1890’s, leading his fellow Filipinos in battle. Renowned throughout Negros, he was a revolutionary and a shaman, and the inspiration for “Don Papa.” Embodying the spirit of Sugarlandia—passion and grit, Don Papa honors Papa Isio with the sugar canes he once worked with.
Store your bottle upright in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. Unopened bottles can last for an indefinite amount of time, but the closer you get to the bottom third of the bottle, please consume quickly to prevent oxidation and taste alteration.