Photograph courtesy of Don Papa
Don Papa Rum, premium single-island rum brand from the island of Negros in the Philippines, will launch its newest expression, the Port Casks, a limited edition,
super-premium rum commemorating the quincentenary of the world’s first circumnavigation, an epic voyage ultimately leading to the landing by the Spanish in the Philippines. The new
limited-edition rum will be available starting this month.
Distilled in Negros and aged within the unique volcanic climate at the foothills of the active volcano Mount Kanlaon, this intensely full-bodied expression (bottled at 40 percent ABV) has developed an additional layer of complexity. Initially aged two years in ex-bourbon casks, the rum was then transferred into rich, ruby-hued Port casks for an additional five years.
The result is a rum of dark, spicy character with a warming, lingering fruitiness, bringing to life the majestic Port casks. Deep notes of licorice, polished oak, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar, followed by zesty blood oranges, ripe red berries and a subtle note of fresh vanilla give this rum its unique taste profile.
The Port Casks is presented in an intricately detailed surrealist design.
Five hundred years ago, the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, was commissioned by King Charles I of Spain to embark on an expedition in search of the Spice Islands. It was an odyssey over the edge of the world that would forever change the course of maritime history. The Port Casks limited edition is inspired by this epic story, ultimately connecting the Old World with the New World.
The Port Casks are presented with an intricate, surrealist design, reflecting aspects of the arduous, three-year odyssey undertaken by Magellan and depicting the range of creatures found on Negros and the irreverence of Papa Isio, the revolutionary hero who inspired the Don Papa name.
The new Port Casks Rum brings another dimension to the Don Papa drinking experience with its growing portfolio including the original Don Papa 7 year old, Don Papa 10, Rare Cask, Sherry Cask, Sevillana Cask, and last year’s Rye Aged release.
Don Papa Port Casks (70cl) will be available in Ralph’s Wines and Spirits and Boozy.ph.
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