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Don Papa Small Batch Rum is produced by the Bleeding Heart Rum Company on the southern island of Negros in the Philippines. The rum is distilled from molasses, then aged for over 7 years in American oak barrels, and lastly charcoal filtered.
The name Don Papa rum was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the Philippine revolution against the Spanish who led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement.
Easily consumable in a bind
Slightly reminds Dos Maderas 5+5, but still keeps unique flavour. I would rate it point higher if this wouldn't have so much sugar inside.
This rum is amazing! The sweet and strong taste puts you on a journey of a heavenly scale, flowing away from the daily obligations of life
Grabbed this coming through Bangkok airport for a very good price, good mixer if nothing else. Overly sweet with a nice nose, very light in colour with hints of vanilla and walnuts.
I love sweet but this is way too much sweet, feels strange in the mouth and feels like artificial. It is a pity, because I expected much more.
Artificial- One word that says it all. This is all essence, glycerine and sugar. Nothing more. neutral spirit and a lab-made nonsense product.
Now I have already been little drunk when tasting this, but my later return to the bottle confirmed the few notes I managed to take the first time. Citrusy taste, but there is some depth beneath it, perhaps a burned banana peel or something. It goes down rather smoothly, and I swear I could taste notes of marshmallow and what I presume to be the strange taste of a cheap cholocate. But the sweetness and citrus dominate the taste. I cannot say this is what I expect from a rum, it reminds me in taste of a local herbal liquer flavoured probably similarily to this, but it isn't a bad drink. Given the price, I cannot rate too high as it is about 1.5x the price of Arcane in my market, and I consider that rum overpriced, but I wouldn't mind getting this as a gift or something, despite the fact I do enjoy other rums more.
"Don Papa Small Patch Rum review by Juice.ph"
"Don Papa Small Batch rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"
"Don Papa Small Batch review by the Rum Diaries Blog"
"For all its sweet sugariness, its really very drying and bitter on the palate once it all settles down."
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