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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.
Yug. I don't care for Don Papa. I've encountered it three times now at different parties/markets/events in my home country. I guess there is an importer here who really wants to sell the stuff. Flavours are all over the place. Aftertaste doesn't go well with the initial taste. Also very medicinal and artificial. Like an artificial sweetener lingering in the background. Tastes a bit like foodstuffs with stevia in. Avoid this one.
This is probably one of the easiest rums to sip. It is smooth and very sweet. Purists are probably not really happy with this rum, but for me it is in my favorites.
First of all.. The bottle and that beautiful label.. Deserves a place in any cabinet just for the looks..
Nose : The scent from this one is clearly rich of vanilla..
Taste : The taste is a funny thing.. To me it tastes like a children's toothpaste.. This is not bad in any way for me. It took me like a half bottle to get used to it and now i even crave it from time to time..
Finish : The finish isn´t the strongest part, it fades away pretty quick and there is noting there..
Since the taste is so unique this rum is of the kind that you either hate it or love it.. So it´t not for everyone.. But if you like it you´ll love it..
this rum is not a rum, i think. it is a heavy sweetend spirit, like bubble gum flavour. there is much vanilla sugar in it.
The packaging is very nice... For the rest, it's hyper sweet so yes very easy to drink but the flavor is suspicious ... Not for a straight up drinking, maybe in mixed drinks.
Pretty interesting one - full of oak & flavours of caramel.
Smooth on the finish.
Liked it ... But not as much as the Diplomatico.
All things but not rum, for me, it's the "redbull" of rum family.
Interesting to taste to understand what's a commercial product.
Feels like a lots of additives which I don't like. Probably the most artificial rum I've so far tasted. Not the worst one but considering the price tag...?! Phils are awesome but for different reasons than this rum though. On the other hand the label is a bummer, together with Cihuatans perhaps the most awesome design (painting, not glass)
"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."
Try to get a well lit shot from the front of the rum label
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