Don Papa Rum is distilled in the fertile foothills of Mt. Kanlaon, an area where some of the finest sugarcane is milled producing rich, sweet molasses. The blending of Don Papa is sheer alchemy, done in collaboration with a master blender from Ginebra San Miguel. It is then aged for 7 years in American oak barrels yielding a pristine, small batch product. Heavy with notes of caramel and vanilla, this rum lends itself to the sweeter side, but nothing less should be expected from the Philippines first real sipping rum. Bottled with an eye-catching packaging featuring a trippy Alice in Wonderland meets island adventurer motif, this Don Papa rum is a truly intriguing release. Not to mention the creative genius that is the bottle itself.
The bespoke, imaginative vial symbolizes the history of the Philippines, as a creative representation of the influences of colonialism. The bottle is from France, the cork from Portugal, the label from Italy, and the brand image was designed in New York by Stranger & Stranger. The label features Don Papa, adorned with a gecko. There are 49 other animals hidden in the label including the native tarsier, endemic to the southern Philippine islands of Bohol, Samar, and Leyte.