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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.
I was looking forward to Don Papa, and finally had a chance to have a taste at Trailer Happiness in London last night.
The nose is a combination of fruity/orange and cough syrup. Unfortunately this slightly off-putting fragrance carries right through to the taste, which is like a bad version of Pyrat. The finish lingers and reminds of the poor initial almost sour flavour.
Mixing with coke didn't help, and might have even made it worst. In general, I'm not sure what Don Papa is best mixed with - maybe a blended drink? I'm Interested to hear what others think.
This rum smells and tastes awsome, very fruity! Congratulations to the producers of this rum from the Philippines!
Un test ma fais découvrir ce rhum dont tous le monde fais un roman ... je n'ai pas pu gouter vraiment, mais j'avoue que les aromes d'orange sont surprenant ...je ne me riquerai pas à l'achat d'une bouteille pour autant ...Je suis un peu décu ...affaire à suivre
Le packaging a été travaillé au détriment de l'équilibre du produit. Les fruits confits emportent tout.
Ce produit devient TRES vite écoeurant !
That's an awful chemical like rum.
It taste fruity but too much and really too artificial with tiny hiden caramel and vanilla taste.
It's a bit like drinking shampoo (without bubble).
I try it diluted with wather (1/1) and you only have the artificial taste after that (really awful).
Déjà il faut apprécier les rhums sirupeux car là on est servi. Les notes d'agrumes sont impressionnante, probablement trop pour qu'elles soient naturelle. Que se soit au nez ou en bouche elles dominent largement toutes les autres saveurs que l'on peut trouver dans ce Don Papa. Un Rhum que l'on pourrai qualifié de Rhum Vieux "arrangé" plus que Rhum vieux à part entière.
I've been able to taste this rum at the Paris RumFest in 2014. This rum has clearly been designed to reach the general public, not aged rum fans: It is syrupy, in appearance as in taste and reminds me some cough syrup that I had to drink when I was younger. Not really desagradable, but clearly not neither what I expect from an aged rum!
It could be compared to the Arcane Extraroma from Mauritius for its very fruitful taste and it probably shares with the Arcane the addition of cane syrup, even probably flavored cane syrup (artificially flavored or naturally, this is what remains to be determined in my opinion).
But the difference between these 2 rums stands in the fact that this addition has been reasonably well mastered in Mauritius when it has been completely missed in the Philippines. We're not so far from a Malibu rum, in my opinion.
I tried this at the UK rumfest in 2013 and found a very very sweet rum, like a vanilla liqueur...if they hadn`t made a quite original cocktail with it containing coconut flakes i wouldn`t have continued trying it, and i won`t buy it ever.
"For all its sweet sugariness, its really very drying and bitter on the palate once it all settles down."
"Don Papa Small Batch review by the Rum Diaries Blog"
"Don Papa Small Batch rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"
"Don Papa Small Patch Rum review by Juice.ph"
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