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

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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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Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums…

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
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
 
The
The,
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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