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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
Agree with all reviews, it ain't rum for me. I gave it a 3 because of the marketing and branding, that DP does well. But its a bit of a scam. Though the regular malibu or red bull consumer may find DP the best rum there is and that's unfortunate - i believe - to the spirit of rum.
Tried it both neat and on the rocks. First sip got me positively surprised, I definitely enjoyed it - however before the glass in front of me was empty, I was already sure I will not be able to swallow another one. Its sweetness becomes overwhelming and it does not taste like aged rum at all. To summarize this spirit: if you fancy a single, pleasant drink on the rocks to end a long day - Don Papa Small Batch may meet your requirements, if sweetness is your thing. On the other hand, if you'd like to feel the taste of rum on your tongue, choose something else from the cabinet.
Update: Rating drops from 5/10 to 3/10 - some time passed and I cannot push myself to sip it again solo. I tried mixing Don Papa into daiquiri and it was a mistake I don't want to repeat in the future.
Smells like maple syrup with some citrus. Tastes like IronBru. Really sweet and interesting flavour. If you just enjoy it for what it is instead of being a pretentious twat, then it is excellent.
By far the worst Spirit that I have ever tried. I am glad that I purchased a small tasting bottle and didn't waste money on a big one. This stuff is not drinkable. It is overly sweet and has a very strong taste of artificial vanilla. There is more vanilla in this then in Vanilla Coke. This is not rum!
Déçu par la dégustation. Rhum artificiel. On se demande s'il n'est pas rempli d'arômes artificiels. Sinon goût d'écorce d'orange trop prononcé. Un sirop quoi.
Tasted it in a hotel bar with a very limited range of rum. Would never have tried it under normal circumstances and hadn’t any higher expectations which were fulfilled. It’s a sugerbomb filled with taste of vanilla and citrus. Can’t recommend it.
"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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