Don Papa Small Batch Rum

Don Papa

Small Batch

(0.75l, 40%)


7.9/10
Price:
$41.99
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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?


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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Negros
  • Country
    Phillipines
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Bleeding Heart Rum Co
  • Bottler
    Bleeding Heart Rum Co
  • Age
    7 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Don Papa Small Batch Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma Light and fruity
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate Smooth and delicate. Vanilla, oak, honey, candied fruits

Finish
Rich

Flavor spiral
Honey, candied, vanilla, fruit, sugar, cinnamon, oak, caramel, biscuit

Ratings & Reviews
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)
anonymous
anonymous,
Sweety ron. Very nice
anonymous
anonymous,
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...
anonymous
anonymous,
Very delicious
anonymous
anonymous,
Sugary Orange profile, almost like a liquor. Nice for sipping if you like sweet rums.
anonymous
anonymous,
Question - how is it 7 years old if it was only started in 2011 by Stephen Carroll? Was the spirit already distilled and maturing?
anonymous
anonymous,
This one is almost as rum should be!!!
Lesley
Lesley,
My Best 😜
anonymous
anonymous,
Sweet and vanilla.
anonymous
anonymous,
Zitronig, süß und frisch. Wäre ein hervorragender Rum, wenn die Vanillenote nicht wäre.
Maurizio
Maurizio,
Sweet & Fruity. Something never tasted before. :)
anonymous
anonymous,
great rum
anonymous
anonymous,
Einer der Besten Rums zum gechillt trinken. Geile Flasche, tolles Etikett! Ich freu mich schon auf den Don Papa 10!
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