Don Papa Rum, the locally produced, small batch premium rum is finally available in select bars and stores in the Queen City of the South. Launched during Sinulog week at Distillery Cebu, everyone in Cebu got to experience and meet the team behind Don Papa Rum.
Whether mixed with cola or in a daiquiri, Don Papa Rum is superb. To stretch what Don Papa can do for mixes, the Bleeding Heart Rum Company worked with Kathryn Eckstein, a young, creative mixologist, to produce a range of cocktails made uniquely from local ingredients. “Kapag Serious Ka,” her take on the famous Caprioska is particularly delicious. The precise recipe remains a secret but does include a shot of Don Papa, some crushed calamansi, a little muscovado sugar and a splash of soda.
The packaging alone of Don Papa Rum is an eye-catcher with its design inspired by Philippine wildlife, the Carabao and the Tarsier, as well as sugarcane fields of Negros, and an illustration of Papa Isio. The bottle and the taste have set an unrelenting new standard in Philippine luxury.
“This country is the second largest rum market in the world, yet does not have a genuinely premium rum. With Don Papa Rum, we wanted to rectify that: beautiful packaging, a great story and of course, a delicious rum. A rum so good, we think you can even drink it neat!” says Andrew Garcia, local market head for Don Papa small batch rum.
Don Papa small batch rum can be found in Cebu at the following bars: Vudu Lounge, Formo, Gilt, Scrapyard, Penthouse, Loft, Pump, Alchology, Juliana, Yo Latino 1 & 2, Arena, Club Mermaid, Jokers Arm, and in the following retail stores : Kawin and Angel Axerces.