DON PAPA 10 YEAR OLD
Classic Don Papa, with bolder, oakier flavours.
Deep, rich and complex, this premium aged, small batch rum draws its vibrancy, spice and velvety smoothness from its decade spent ageing in ex-bourbon and ex-Rioja casks.
The primary sugarcane variety in the Philippines is the ancient caña morada, or purple cane. This is crushed in ancient sugar mills to separate juices from fibres. The juice is then processed to produce crystallised sugar, muscovado and the molasses known here as the Black Gold.
After fermentation, and continuous distillation in column stills, the spirit is cut with spring water from Mount Kanlaon before being filled into ex-bourbon and ex-Rioja barrels. For this 10-year-old expression, the former Rioja barrels are extra charred and toasted.
After ten years – and after a significant angel’s share as a result of the hot and humid climate – the best casks are blended together. Don Papa 10 Year Old is bottled at 43% ABV.
Sugarcane molasses, local spring water, ex-bourbon barrels.
On the rocks, or in the Don’s 1898.
Mount Kanlaon, Philippines
Intensely rich, with raisins, dates, oak, and a mix of clove, cinnamon and vanilla spice.
Powerful and complex, with chocolate and roasted coffee beans balanced by warm spice, sweet tropical notes, toasted vanilla and muscovado sugar.
Long, lingering, with rich chocolate and creamy oak.