While the Philippines is not the first destination that pops to mind when speaking of rum, it holds the perfect ingredients required to make a top-shelf version. Sugarcane grown on volcanic soils in the Philippines’ humid subtropical climate, naturally fed with pure spring water, gives the finished product a noticeable rounded freshness. Don Papa stands out as a flagship for the region, distilled in small batches from sweet, rich molasses. Hailing from a single island affectionally known as Sugarlandia and aged for an impressive seven years in oak, this offers excellent value.
An exciting addition to your at home cocktail cabinet for a Rum Old Fashioned (nicknamed the Don Fashioned) and more than smooth enough to sip slowly late into the evening.