Don Papa Small Batch Rum

Don Papa Small Batch Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


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The First Sipping Rum from the Philippines.
 
Don Papa was started in 2011 by Stephen Carroll, a former exec at Remy Cointreau. Inspiration came during a visit of Philippines’ sugar capital of Negros. Carroll was fascinated by the stories of an island that had everything; from the World’s finest sugarcane, beautiful beaches, mountains and volcanoes… even guerrillas in the hills. He deemed it only natural for Philippine Rum to be produced in Negros.

The brand Don Papa was inspired by an unsung hero, a healer, shaman, seer, rebel, and leader of a group of babaylane, who played a key role during the late 19th-century Philippine Revolution.
 
Don Papa Rum was aged for 7 years in American oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon. It’s the first sipping Rum of the Philippines, where the majority of Rum consumed is mass-produced, cheap and mainly meant to be mixed. But like everywhere around the World, people are waking up to pristine, small batch and craft products. 

 
Smartass Corner:
Don Papa’s bottle comes from France, the cork from Portugal, the label from Italy and the brand image from New York’s Stranger & Stranger design firm. Don Papa has earned a double gold medal for packaging design at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and product innovation of the year at the 2013 Paris Cocktail Spirits Show. There are 50 animals hidden in the label. Can you find them?
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Asia
  • Country
    Phillipines
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Bleeding Heart Rum Co.
  • Age

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candied
honey
vanilla
fruit
cinnamon
biscuit
oak
sugar
caramel
What does Don Papa Small Batch Rum taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Light and fruity

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and delicate. Vanilla, oak, honey with notes of candied fruits throughout.

Finish
Rich

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Ratings & Reviews
joseph
joseph,
Very Nice, bit sweet with added vanilla
 
Robert
Robert,
Way to sweet. High notes of artificial tasting vanilla and candied oranges. The artificial sweet vanilla is over bearing and hides all other notes from me.
 
Brett
Brett,
I found Don Papa too sweet for me. It was worth sampling to see how the Philippines is doing for aged Rum. Might work for some cocktails but then it's a lot to pay for this purpose. As far as aged Rums go...I prefer Havana Club.
 
Scott
Scott,
I love the butterscotch taste!
 
Mac
Mac,
Delicious. Quite sweet, but it's the perfect sipping rum. Gonna try it with a rum old fashioned recipe, should be great. Strong smell of butterscotch and vanilla. Sweet taste of vanilla and sugar with hints of fruit and honey in the finish. Definitely buying again.
 
Mark
Mark,
Normally not a huge rum drinker - especially not neat. Don P is a smooth sipping rum that will take you your happy place. Like snorkeling around the South China Sea on a summer day happy. Bonus - my rum snob friends are super impressed with the drinkability of Don P. I think it's a must have in the bar, absolutely.
 
Petri
Petri,
Very smooth rum but sweetness is overwhelming for my taste.
 
Adam
Adam,
This is my favourite sipping rum! It reminds me of creaming-soda with a hint of orange. Pleasant taste, would highly recommend!
 
Craig
Craig,
Never really been a rum drinker. Probably too many poorly made rum-based cocktails in college. This is delightful. Truly a sipping rum, it hits every note damn near perfectly, just as a fine sipping bourbon does.
 
Laurence
Laurence,
Unexpectedly delicious!!!
 
Adam
Adam,
Sweet and hot. Not what I expected from a run, though I admit this was my first sipper rum. Adding a mixer just will not do it justice.
 
Vivian
Vivian,
Very delicious! Great for sipping or making a rum old fashioned. It has a candy-like salted caramel sweetness, with orange notes and vanilla on the nose and palate. Beautiful bottle. I have wanted this for a very long time, and it has surpassed all my expectations.
 
Randall
Randall,
Exquisite!
 
Marc
Marc,
Smooth, flavorful, sweet. Very satisfying
 
JESS
JESS,
Velvety, smooth, rum. It has a thicker, slightly syrupy consistency (in a good way). Very pleasant oaky after taste. It has a prominent caramel flavor without being overbearingly sweet. Cheers!
 
Michael
Michael,
A rum that reminds me of a bourbon. The toasted orange, caramel and tobacco highlights make for a smooth sipping rum
 
Ned
Ned,
Beautiful orange cream-sickle taste. Very enjoyable. If you want to sip something sweet, this is an amazing value!
 
Quinton
Quinton,
Loved it. Still new to tasting new spirits but so far this is by far the best liquor I’ve ever had... period. Absolutely delicious with a great vanilla aroma and sweet taste. Hats off.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Maybe I'm just not much of a rum expert, but the sickly-sweet cloying thing is very reminiscent of a Captain Morgan. Probably a good mixer rum, but I didn't join this club to get mixer booze!
 
Brian
Brian,
Sweet Caramel smell and a velvety flavor. Great sipping rum and good mixed
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smell and initial taste are amazing! Lingers well. Might be too sweet to sip on all night, but definitely a good pour as a night cap.
 
Javier
Javier,
Admittedly, I'm still venturing into the rum scene but this wasn't the flavor profile I like most. It's light and sweet like molasses, which isn't necessarily my type of sweet. But it's nice change of pace. I might buy it again down the road when I want that change up.
 
Ian
Ian,
This is some of the best Rum I have ever had. Very pleasant aroma with spot on tasting notes. This will definitely be a staple for my home bar.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Smooth and sweet on its own and fantastic mixed in a cocktail. Highly recommend, I keep my cabinet stocked with this wee beauty.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Sweat An smooth
 
Huagang
Huagang,
Good fruitiness and decently-balanced. Good for sipping straight, but I mixed it with a few drops of absinthe after and it became extremely well-balanced.
 
James
James,
The notes are spot on
 
Blain,
Blain,,
Do yourself a favor and get this bottle. Will definitely become a regular in my collection.
 
James
James,
Mix with Coke or Dr. Pepper. It will just add a vanilla flavor. Very good!
 
Bjorn
Bjorn,
Way too sweet, also not great in mixes. Tastes like bubblegum.
 
Louis
Louis,
Love it. Great sipping rum
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Removing the cork provided for a wonderful sweet smell to the nose. My first sip was a mix of alcohol then sweet vanilla. Had an old-fashion on the rocks. I really enjoyed this very much and look forward to my next glass.
 
Michael
Michael,
Loved, loved loved this sweet nectar
 
Jeffery
Jeffery,
A very smooth bodies sipping rum. I enjoyed very much !
 
Jeffery
Jeffery,
Very smooth sipping rum. I enjoyed very much.
 
WAYLAND
WAYLAND,
this one was a strong contender in Game of Rums .. had a sweet start with the fruits and vanilla hints coming through. very good.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very good
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth. Would pick again for sure.
 
Jon
Jon,
Truly disgusting. Endlessly artificially sweet. Tastes like bubble gum. First bottle from Flaviar that I am truly disappointed in. Might have to go down the drain.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Excellent flavors.
 
Vijay
Vijay,
Probably one of the best tasting rums I’ve ever had. Very enjoyable to sip and enjoy, especially on a summer afternoon or if you’d like to pretend it’s a summer afternoon.
 
Eric
Eric,
Butterscotch and vanilla, love this stuff. Smooth and easy to drink.
 
John
John,
I mean what can you say. This rum is amazing. Small batch, dark rum. Not spices. Vanilla is the dominant flavor that comes out. Drink it straight or mixed with you r favorite cola. AMAZING!
 
Evan
Evan,
This was very good if you like sweet things which I do. Def a sipping rum. Was pleasantly surprised
 
Eric
Eric,
I'm a Rye Whiskey drinker. I did a tasting box that this Don Papa came in. I fell in love immediately. It was the best thing I've had in a tasting box. I put a bottle on my shelf and now I find myself reaching past my Whistle Pig for a taste of Don Papa. I suspect serious rum drinkers don't care for it because it tastes like something you'd want to pour over ice cream. But I sure like it!
 
ROBERT
ROBERT,
Very easy drinking and fabulous for someone who thought they didn't like rum. I liked first sip, but found myself thinking too sweet and syrupy for my taste, but certainly quite smooth and drinkable.
 
Manuel
Manuel,
Smooth drink, love the vanilla smell and taste. If you have the drink over ice, the drink feels stronger and less of a vanilla taste. Room temp seems to be smoother. Will be a normal purchase for me moving forward.
 
Sara
Sara,
If you are serious about your rums- definitely skip this. I suspect this would be fine as a mixing rum but it is clear that there is a large amount of Artificial flavoring and sweeteners added. Rum ratings has a number of well written reviews about Don Papa. It’s clearly over priced for what it is https://rumratings.com/brands/1052-don-papa-small-batch
 
Joshua
Joshua,
This rum is VERY aromatic and has a lot of bold flavors. After cracking this one open, I had friends in the next room commenting on the wonderful smell wafting out of my glass! It has all the flavors you would describe a tropical island befitting to the Philippines. My only problem with it is rum doesn't sit well for me. If I'm going to go for rum in the future, this is the one!
 
Edwin
Edwin,
Really good sweet and smooth, not a big rum drinker. This will be good for that special occasion or in a rum cake.
 
Eric
Eric,
I'm not a big rum drinker but I sure loved this. It's very sweet and fruity. Probably lacks a lot of characteristics that real rum fans enjoy. For me, it's a nice contrast to my ryes. I was drinking it neat. I'm going through the bottle faster than I anticipated because I keep reaching for it.
 
Peter
Peter,
This was a bit of an experiment and was very pleasantly surprised. It is lovely and not being a rum drinker generally i was so pleased with this!
 
Malcolm
Malcolm,
Not had rum for ages. This is good for an occasional tipple but not an everyday drink. This bottle will last a wee while!
 
Colin
Colin,
A candied flavor that went well with pineapple juice.
 
Eric
Eric,
Awesome!
 
Tharon
Tharon,
This was too sweet, flat, and cloying. It didn't have much of a finish. It's not awful, but it wasn't a favorite either.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Such a nice sweet taste to this drink. Really took me by surprise
 
Tomislav
Tomislav,
Waste of true spirit. Too much of artificially flavour for my taste.
 
Scott
Scott,
Smooth sipping rum with prominent honey vanilla flavors. The oak comes through around the third sip. This was definitely a surprise!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
It’s tastes of too much caramel, not enough rum flavour ! Not one I would choose again. But there’s plenty more too have a go at !!
 
Albert
Albert,
Sweet and flavorful.
 
Cicely
Cicely,
This is my new favorite drink. It tastes like a cremsicle but better!!! And the label is freakin' amazing!!!
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
The product tastes more like a sippable spiced rum, which isn't a compliment. It's very sweet, and the artificial flavoring lingers. It would be nice if the rum world would grow up and embrace truth in labeling.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
It is very smooth and flavorful. I could sip on it for a while.
 
David
David,
I wish I could describe the flavor. So go lack of a better term or palate. ITS FREAKING DELICIOUS! I wish I could purchase this locally.
 
Jared
Jared,
Disgustingly, artificially sweet. There is no rum hidden amongst the syrups.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Fruity and sweet. Good nose. Reminds me of the holidays. Added water and the cookie flavor came out. Candied flavor was dominant.
 
Chris
Chris,
Good, different rum. Butterscotch and candy on the nose, candy, and vanilla on the front with some fruit on the back, smooth, I will buy a bottle.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I immediately got candied corn. So good, wouldn’t mix it with anything.
 
Mario
Mario,
Delicious to sip or mix. The bouquet reminds of a vanilla rum cake ... or a rootbeer dum dum as one of my children noted. Agree the flavor followed without disappointment, adding some complexity and not too sweet.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I’m just not a big fan of rum. Too sweet
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Wallop! What a rum, the nose is exquisite and not let down by the flavours. Very smooth and loads of taste with a lovely hint of pineapple towards the end. Sweet but not too sweet. Glad I tried this, will be a staple on the rum shelf
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Very smooth and sweet rum. The aroma and flavor are perfectly matched to each other leaving you wanting for nothing. This is one of the few rums that is best enjoyed straight or on the rocks. I would not waste such a fine treat on a cocktail!
 
Robert
Robert,
Love this rum! It’s a great one to have in a sniffer on the rocks.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth and sweet. I was surprised by the sweetness, the aroma of the drink was very nice as well. Good slipping rum, a desert rum. I will definitely keep this on my bar at all times.
 
Kari
Kari,
Delicious rum. Like others I was surprised by the sweetness, it's very smooth and the perfect after dinner rum. I always have a bottle on hand.
 
Varpu
Varpu,
The candy flovour is very strong with this one. So strong as to overpower all else and drown one in bubblegum sweetness. It's too much to be a pleasant sipper. However the candy sweetness is downright magical in tiki cocktails. It combines gloriously with pineapple and mango juices. It dances with the coconuts. The painkillers I have made with this rum are to die for. So don't sip it. But do shake it.
 
Ray
Ray,
Ethanol in the nose, fruit and molasses in the palate—complex through the middle, sweet & smooth finish. This rum is all about the palate. Lots of interesting things going on like candied plums, vanilla, and mild citrus.
 
Kristopher
Kristopher,
Very smooth going down, slight tingle on the tongue. Bit of amaretto for aftertaste overall best rum I’ve ever had 2 thumbs up!
 
David
David,
Sorry, this tasted like medicine, even after revisiting a few days later. Not for me.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
My wife and I enjoyed this. it reminded me of a piece of orange cream filled chocolate.
 
FAO
FAO,
So. Much. Vanilla. And sweetness ... its a very easy rum to drink! There are other tastes in there - caramel for one - but the vanilla does dominate and as a result, it leaves a butterscotch-y aftertaste. Not a complaint, I really enjoyed it, but it does feel to me more of a rum liquor than an outright rum. For anyone with a sweet tooth (even non rum fans), i'd recommend. For more traditional rum drinkers, probably steer clear. It does come in the 'game of rums' tasting kit that Flaviar offer, so if you're unsure and don't want to commit almost £40 for a bottle, go for that instead
 
Robert
Robert,
Starts off with warm caramel and ends without a burn. There is a lingering butterscotch flavor on the taste buds. I will buy more…
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorite rooms in the world
 
Jarad
Jarad,
Not balanced, too candied, too much vanilla/honey, still liked it, but needs a more balanced presentation with better base rum flavor.
 
guest
guest,
One of the Best rums in existence
 
David
David,
Sweet with a burn finish. Could easily just put a straw in the bottle and enjoy on a boat all day
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Honestly pretty bad. I was excited based on the reviews, but it tastes like a fake banana candy, sort of like laffy taffy. If you are into that sort of thing, go for it, but I found that I had to bury it in a daquiri to cover how bad and strong that fake banana flavor is
 
Daniel
Daniel,
The best tasting rum I have had in a long time! A amazing Vanilla/Caramel instant taste makes this a rich and easy drinkable drink for all taste buds!
 
Michael
Michael,
Too saccharine sweet. Vanilla is overpowering
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Seeing the reviews, I was skeptical but was interested in a sipping rum from the Philippines. I tried it several ways. Neat - the smell is nice, strong, and sweet but no after taste as another reviewer said. It's quite good. I also tried it on a large rock. Also quite good. With chasers - pineapple and then a coke zero, it's a little more diluted. I don't taste the caramel, the sweetness is just right. I thought the pineapple might make it sweeter and it did not. This is a good one to have on my shelf. I'm ordering another.
 
Keith
Keith,
I like Sweet i am glad i got the Don Papa.
 
Mat
Mat,
I've gotta agree with the last two ratings.... I've no idea how the average rating is so high. Overly sweet with an artificial banana syrup character and an almost chemical aroma in there somewhere. Really not for me. If you're into quality rums for sipping definitely avoid this.
 
James
James,
I found it to be very sweet with a cloying, almost medicinal smell lingering after a sip. My Fiancée liked it however.
 
Alex
Alex,
Buyer beware. This smacks of artificial sweetness and a ton of caramel. Makes me think someone poured raw caramel into the barrel and let it ferment. I understand why a casual run drinker would enjoy this, but it’s not for anyone who knows better.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
If you like Butter Rum lifesavers, this is like drinking one of those with a very slightly fruity after-taste.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
I do not care much for Ruim. This was fantastic.
 
mark
mark,
This rum is great on the rocks. A sweet profile. Its one to keep on the shelf
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Extremely sweet. Very good. Worth a second buy.
 
Sharline
Sharline,
I love it! Its a nice sipping rum that doesn't need a chaser. I would definitely recommend this rum to family and friends.
 
Devin
Devin,
This is a very good sipping rum One of the few few I can drink neat but definitely worth the price
 
Ken
Ken,
This is one of the first alcohols that we would fight over the last drop; it's that good. Incredibly smooth, sweet without tasting like candy, each taste subtle so no single flavor overtakes the others. Before we even finished the small tasting bottle, we were already looking it up online to learn more about the distillery and to purchase an entire bottle!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
A great sipping rum with a caramel flavor. I'll be buying more.
 
Erica
Erica,
Love the caramel flavor!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
No mixer needed. This is fine on its own. Great spiky sweet taste that goes down smooth but has a tad bit of a kick to it. If you are newer to drinking this is a great introduction
 
Christopher
Christopher,
My favorite sipping rum
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Strong nose of brown sugar and cream soda- maybe a hint of candy corn? We sipped strait at room temperature because there was no waiting! Very sweet and very caramel-y. I got a taste of fruit on the tongue- almost a blood orange- with light vanilla tones throughout and the oak rounds off the end. We were both a fan and will definitely have a bottle in our future.
 
Julie
Julie,
A favorite for both of us - deliciously sweet smell and no disappointment in the taste. Smooth finish, delicious is the word that keeps coming back to us!
 
Michael
Michael,
Quite smooth with a very very sweet taste and smell. The vanilla and candied taste are right there and it finishes nicely. You'll like this if you like it sweet but may want to avoid if a too sweet drink is too much for your palate.
 
Judah
Judah,
The only Rum I’ve had so far that could stand alone. Very impressed, especially considering the price.
 
Johnathon
Johnathon,
Sweet and fruity. I really like this one!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Sweet, but tasty. Definitely can be sipped neat or with ice. Rum should have a sweeter taste so no idea what other reviewers are complaining or surprised about. Would buy and drink again.
 
OSAMUDIAME
OSAMUDIAME,
Love the taste. Wasn’t expecting it to be so sweet; caught me off guard in a good way. Very smooth and easy to drink
 
James
James,
Sweet even for rum, would not be able to sip this
 
Jed
Jed,
It’s good
 
Justin
Justin,
Great flavor! Very smooth
 
Michael
Michael,
I love this palate. Sweet yet smooth going down. Love the flavor.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Tastes like medicine
 
Jackie
Jackie,
I love the sweet, vanilla taste.
 
Emily
Emily,
Very good and sweet with notes of vanilla and honey.
 
Michele
Michele,
So smooth. Tastes like dessert.
 
Wayne
Wayne,
Best rum yeti.
 
Philip
Philip,
Medicinal, like Orange cough syrup.
 
russ
russ,
Nice honey sweet, but not too sweet. Smooth flavor all around
 
Carsten
Carsten,
Very good rum. I like the sweet taste of caramel, honey, and vanilla.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Lovely rum, alone or with a mixer, nice aftertaste
 
MaryJune
MaryJune,
I love a good dark rum and this had such bold flavor to it that I had a hard time only taking a sip (my husband and I share the tasting box).
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Great flavor
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Loved the flavor! Became a little too sweet after more than a couple drinks, but still one of my favorites.
 
KYRIAKOS
KYRIAKOS,
A special rum from Philippines, I was hasty before tasting it, but for sure it exceeded my expectations. Totally recommended and one of my best rum selections.
 
Maarten
Maarten,
Verry nice mixing rum. Sweet aftertaste with hints of Vanilla.
 
Georgios
Georgios,
A sweet rum, with long fruity aftertaste. Totally recommended!
 
Burkovits
Burkovits,
This was my worst rum experience. The taste is so sweet that nobody was able to enjoy it. I bought this because of the high score and good comment, now i really dont't know what are they taliing about. I would recommend you to buy a dictador or zacapa for this price.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very sweet on the nose, almost dessert-like, but tasty. Would definitely buy for a sweet sipper
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
I’m not a rum drinker normally (whiskey girl) and I LOVED this. Smooth & perfect to mix anything with.
 
Antoni
Antoni,
From the game of rums sample, this was my favorite. Incredibly sweet which for me was nice.
 
MIGUEL
MIGUEL,
Definitely on the sweet side. Easy to drink on the rocks or neat. Not really a mixing rum but if I were to mix it, I would probably use juice.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
Very smooth and sweet. Wonderful aroma. Overall great taste.
 
Viyan
Viyan,
good rum overall, but wasn't a huge fan compared to the other game of rums samples
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Taste was phenomenal nice sweet note, but not too sweet, great for sipping.
 
Britney
Britney,
This rum could almost be enjoyed on its own. It would be fabulous in cocktails. There was such a depth of flavor, nice sweetness with little bite. This was by far one of the most interesting runs I’ve ever tried.
 
Sean
Sean,
Nice honey taste. Mixes very well!
 
Greg
Greg,
Loved this. Surprisingly flavorful. Very smooth.
 
John
John,
There are some other very interesting notes . The orange is more reminiscent of jellied orange slices and the oak has some element of earthy de aged oak leaves. A very interesting sip!
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Sweet but pairs very well with egg nog
 
Angela
Angela,
Very sweet and smooth. Citrusy and a little bit of spice
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an extra-rich, Dark Rumtht has a rich & aromatic birth; while a rich & full life leads to a long & rich death with notes of biscuit, sugar & caramel.
 
Doug
Doug,
I’m usually not one to go for sweet drinks and rum is really not my thing, but the flavors of this one are amazing. This is a rum I would keep in my cabinet ... and the price isn’t bad either.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
The best
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Sweet and delicious on the rocks. Lots of caramel notes.
 
Sander
Sander,
It has a very specific Taste that even for me is too sweet to drink straight. However mixed with smokey cola's you get an amazing unique taste
 
Ross
Ross,
Delicious after dinner. Added to my favorites!!
 
Dmitriy
Dmitriy,
Tastes like pleasant honey/caramel candym definitely a dessert rum.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Hints of butterscotch
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Loved it; the hint of cinnamon gave it a really great flavor. I enjoyed it with my steak and YOU should get you some too!
 
Michael
Michael,
Rich and smooth, with crazy sweetness flavors. Not the perfect sipping rum but it was fun to try. This thing could make some crazy good and complex cocktails.
 
Don
Don,
This is a great RUM, smooth and rich as well as little afternote of sweetness. Goes down easy and just a pleasant drink. By the way, I am a Don PAPA....great to have a namesake drink.
 
Simonas
Simonas,
Extremely smooth with a lovely sweet aroma and one of the nicest finishes I've experienced
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Amazing smell of honey and fruits, but smells nicer than it taste. It’s too damn sweet for me. Won’t buy a bottle of it.
 
Andriy
Andriy,
Very strong herbal aftertaste, sweet dark rum, no extras..
 
Matej
Matej,
Wery nice and sweet
 
Adam
Adam,
Sweet fragrant and rather delicious.
 
Mattias
Mattias,
A bit too sweet. Almost overwhelming vanilla kind of coconut smell and taste.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very smooth, very prominent vanilla flavor, underlying hints of candy, caramel, popcorn, overall rather one-dimensional and too sweet for my liking. The rum equivalent of a desert wine.
 
Andreas
Andreas,
Way too sweet for my taste.
 
Aldis
Aldis,
Well balanced, but too sweet. Vanilla so strong that feels like added.
 
Pat
Pat,
Almost cherry aroma, no harsh taste but lovely cherry vanilla that hangs around. Delicious.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Candied fruit and a Diet Pepsi syrup forward. Seriously, add some seltzer water and you've got a passable soda. Interesting key lime sub notes. Not a favorite but an interesting experience.
 
Kathryn
Kathryn,
Love this one, smooth and sweet, will definitely be adding this to the bar!
 
Kåre
Kåre,
Unusual rum, sweet and easy to drink. Very tasty!
 
LaMonte
LaMonte,
Taste great!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Super smooth. Spicy rum with a vanilla flavoring. Great mixed or even better straight on the rocks.
 
SAMO
SAMO,
Superior rum, excellent taste, fair price...
 
Rene
Rene,
Absolutely loved it!
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth and interesting flavors, quite fruity.
 
David
David,
Nose 👃; A lot of candied fruit, a big raspberry (reminds me of Bacardi Raspberry), some fruit , big vanilla, Taste 👅; Vanilla, a lot of vanilla, big candied fruit, and that raspberry, some oak, Finish ; Rich sweet, caramel, some spice and more candied fruits,
 
Christian
Christian,
Sweet! Citrus and biscuit combined to a very smooth rum. Oak comes just slightly in the end. Honey, caramel and candied are hard to divide in the overall sweetness. Smells a little like bubble gum.
 
Christian
Christian,
Wow what a rum. It is very smooth and with coke and a slight bit of lime it really enhances the drink and makes it a wonderful edition on a hot day.
 
Santiago
Santiago,
A bit sweet for my taste with a strong vanilla flavor. Smooth
 
Paul
Paul,
Lovely, bloody lovely!! Very vanilla. Ginger ale and lime. Gorgeous
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Very sweet rum with a vanilla punch in the face (in a good way).
 
Chris
Chris,
Definitely a sweet rum, surprisingly very good over ice. I don’t know if it’s too sweet for 4 or 5 of these, only got tasting box. Overall very pleased
 
Cindy
Cindy,
My new favorite rum!! Difficult to find though.
 
Morten
Morten,
Very sweet, smell and tast does not follow each other.
 
Paul
Paul,
A little too sweet and syrupy for me, fantastic banana nose though and overall tasty. Interesting and different from your typical Caribbean varieties; strong butterscotch flavor.
 
Mr
Mr,
Very unique flavor. It's nice and sweet but perhaps too much of a candy aftertaste. Would be nice on its own, but no good mixed with coke which is what I like. Drinkable but not worth £32 a bottle in my view.
 
Cory
Cory,
Sweet start, sweet finish, with a little fire in between. Definitely a thumbs up for me.
 
Mike
Mike,
Smells sweet and sugary, can really smell the sweetness. Taste starts off sweet big hit of honey and sugar, then comes the oak and cinnamon and a vanilla after taste. Not one for mixing, keep straight over ice.
 
Ronny
Ronny,
The best sweet sipping rum I tried so far..
 
Richard
Richard,
Strong vanilla/butterscotch smell. Smooth taste, not too sweet. Good to drink straight on ice. Wouldn’t recommend mixing it.
 
Ronda
Ronda,
Loved it! Smooth and sweet
 
bob
bob,
Haven’t heard back on this rum. It was given to a friend as a gift.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Great aroma! And the flavor delivers just as much.
 
Carlos
Carlos,
If your looking for a very sweet and friendly rum then this one is for you.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Nice vanilla and fruit finish
 
Danny
Danny,
Nice citrus flavor and aroma. The burn on the end is a bit harsh to me.
 
Robert
Robert,
A good sipping rum. Good change of pace from my normal bourbon or scotch.
 
Corey
Corey,
Butterscotch and tropical fruit. Too much sugar
 
Matija
Matija,
Very fruity and with nice finish
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Absolute shit. Just boil molasses and sugar to a simple syrup and add grain alcohol and you've nailed it.
 
Michael
Michael,
Just a great rum and not over pricey. Great flavors and although not my "go to" drink because I'm a bourbon drinker at heart, its a sweeter summer kick back taste..
 
Kaleb
Kaleb,
Very delicious! Has a sweet candy taste that I enjoyed.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Smooth and flavorful, love the vanilla and caramel
 
Deborah
Deborah,
Too sweet. Reminiscent of bubble gum or cream soda. While sugary on the tongue has a nice spice and kick on the way down. Definitely not to the taste of this bourbon and gin drinker!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very good neat. Vanilla and Carmel aroma. A little spicy on the tongue. I really enjoyed it!
 
Jenny
Jenny,
Extremely sweet, to much vanilla for my taste. I will probably use it for/in desserts instead of in drinks.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A charming and tasty sipper, I would consider scoring this higher, but it seems impossible that this rum does not include sugar and some other additives to boost the flavor profile.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Smooth, nice ,easy to sip,
 
guest
guest,
Just great!! Easy, but interesting flavour
 
Mike
Mike,
Great sipping rum
 
Jenna
Jenna,
Amazing. It tastes of salted caramel. Hands down the most delicious rum I’ve tasted.
 
Grant
Grant,
Love love it very smooth
 
Debrenee
Debrenee,
Ok, it’s really sweet. I mean really sweet. I would almost put this in the one pour after dinner category. It’s smooth, but I don’t think it would be possible to have more than one.
 
Sammy
Sammy,
Completely love it. Will be ordering another bottle shortly
 
Steven
Steven,
Real easy sweet rum to drink!
 
Sabrina
Sabrina,
I really enjoyed it. The caramel smell was the most distinct for me. It has a light and smooth taste. I can definitely see this being a good rum for cocktails.
 
Jack
Jack,
Not Rum. And enough vanillin to give a large rat cancer.
 
Jack
Jack,
Not Rum. And enough vanillin to give a large rat or small dog cancer.
 
Matti
Matti,
This rhum is good for mixing. But for a sipping rhum it just too artificial for it's tasting pallet.
 
Darrell
Darrell,
This spirit is the nectar of the gods!
 
Maja
Maja,
Empty, impossible to drink straight. Great with coke or juice though.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
The smell is very tropical and fruity, the taste has so many more layers to it compared to others ive tried. its nice and sweet but with lots of subtle notes. Pinnaple, banana, honey, carmel is what i taste. Its a great one to sip in the summer.
 
Yongrim
Yongrim,
Incredible nose, but unfortunately undrinkable. I would prefer a $15 bottle of Legendario Elixir de Cuba over this drink.
 
Kjell
Kjell,
Great Rum
 
Craig
Craig,
This one has an incredible nose on it. The flavor is very sweet with strong fruit notes I had not expected.
 
Dan
Dan,
Very fruity and smooth. great price too.
 
Michael
Michael,
Outstanding - well worth the bottle.
 
Paul
Paul,
Favorite Rum of ours. perfect balance.
 
Alasdair
Alasdair,
Lovely
 
Magnus
Magnus,
A very complex smelling Rum with nice notes of caramel. However, in my experience the taste did not live up to the smell. A bit bland and too sweet. Added some water for my second taste but it did not do much for the flavour.
 
Don
Don,
Aside from my namesake "Don Papa"- is just such a wonderful drink. I pour it over a little ice and just sit back and relax. So smooth and such a mild taste. So glad to have made the purchase. Thanks for making it available.
 
Tom
Tom,
Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla. The first word that comes to mind. Very buttery on the nose. A lot of vanilla on the palate. Long spiced finish.. Almost reminds me of flat cream soda with a spicy kick.. I’ve only tried it neat though so it may improve in a mix but overall - nice try - but not great 3/10.
 
Jason
Jason,
A real disappointment... tastes like soda syrup without the bubbles. A bought it as a gift for a friend but after tasting it with him I had to apologize and take it back with the promise of something better to replace it!
 
Darrell
Darrell,
Typically I am not a straight liquor drinker, mostly because I haven't found much that I can enjoy without some kind of mixer. This rum is certainly meant to be enjoyed neat. It has a buttery flavor that is super smooth and easy to sip. I will certainly buy it again and keep it on hand for those occasions when I just want to enjoy the flavors the liquor brings on its own.
 
Fredrik
Fredrik,
To much vanilla for me. But still delicious.
 
Mateusz
Mateusz,
Vanilla, sweet and very specific taste but I prefer the 12 year old one.
 
Tony
Tony,
Unique flavor, reminds me of Pussers Rum in its flavor profile. Vanilla, fruit, banana, sweet and excellent straight or with a little pineapple juice. Tropical vibes and Mai thais here is come.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
I liked it. I know the purists will probably hate this, but as a sweet, dessert run, it's fine.
 
Owen
Owen,
Sweet. Large hints of vanilla and caramel. A bit spicy on the palette. Easier drinking than Bumbu as it isn’t as sweet but still pretty sugary. You really get the candied notes on the nose.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Smooth and full of flavor. This is a rum I could drink all day. Great as a stand alone, this tasty rum also goes great with other blends and perfect with cola. The sweet vanilla presence lingers on the pallet, which I happen to appreciate.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth delicious rum, much better than their 12 year.
 
Ajith
Ajith,
Very sweet dessert rum, the sugar cane used is too good to pass
 
Richard
Richard,
Not a big rum drinker--but could drink this all day long
 
Roger
Roger,
Love this! Could drink all day! Honey overtones to die for.
 
Tim
Tim,
Delicious and sweet.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Really happy right now.
 
Eric
Eric,
Very good with some very strong candied notes. Almost a little too sweet for my palate.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Excellent, great taste and very smooth, great for sipping.
 
Chad
Chad,
I can't describe how good this is. It's like a a light sweet smokey caramel. It is the best rum I've tasted so far. Flaviar why don't you have bottles of this stuff?
 
Chris
Chris,
I actually don't have the words to describe this, but I WILL be buying a bottle of this (got my taste from Game of Rums tasting box)
 
guest
guest,
Sweety ron. Very nice
 
guest
guest,
Vanilla-Fruity Taste, very delicious
 
Kieran
Kieran,
Extremely smooth, very drinkable. Only negative was I found it slightly too sweet.
 
Lemaire
Lemaire,
Top
 
Jamison
Jamison,
Syrupy. It was very sweet, sugary. Almost like sugar cookie on the nose.
 
Matija
Matija,
wow!
 
Scott
Scott,
Light, lots of vanilla flavor. A great, lightly sweet run that's great for sipping.
 
Cedric
Cedric,
This is no rum...
 
guest
guest,
Very delicious
 
guest
guest,
Sugary Orange profile, almost like a liquor. Nice for sipping if you like sweet rums.
 
guest
guest,
Question - how is it 7 years old if it was only started in 2011 by Stephen Carroll? Was the spirit already distilled and maturing?
 
guest
guest,
This one is almost as rum should be!!!
 
Lesley
Lesley,
My Best 😜
 
guest
guest,
Sweet and vanilla.
 
guest
guest,
Zitronig, süß und frisch. Wäre ein hervorragender Rum, wenn die Vanillenote nicht wäre.
 
Maurizio
Maurizio,
Sweet & Fruity. Something never tasted before. :)
 
guest
guest,
great rum
 
guest
guest,
Einer der Besten Rums zum gechillt trinken. Geile Flasche, tolles Etikett! Ich freu mich schon auf den Don Papa 10!
 
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