Don Papa Rum, the premium small batch rum from Negros (Sugarlandia) in the Philippines, has launched its newest expression, the Sherry Casks Finish – a limited-edition premium rum.
Don Papa Sherry Casks Finish is a column distilled molasses-based rum, first aged for four years in American Oak ex Bourbon casks followed by 18 months in four different types of Sherry Casks: Fino, Pedro Ximenez, Cream, and Palo Cortado. The rums in these four casks are then carefully blended by Don Papa’s Master Blender to produce a unique limited-edition rum, unfiltered and bottled at 45% ABV to further enhance its distinctive taste.
Here it picks up lots of deeply festive flavours: moist Christmas cake, prunes soaked in Madeira, mince pies and Sherry, Port and figs, cherry liqueur dark chocolates, plums stewed with star anise, roasted almond marzipan, pomander, unctuous caramel and spices nuts. Smooth and fruity on the nose, with hints of ripe raisins, the mouth has a full-bodied yet delicate sweetness with notes of plum, dark chocolate, and ripe figs.
The Sherry Casks Finish is presented in a unique baroque-inspired design reflecting some aspects of the island’s Spanish heritage whilst keeping the irreverence of Papa Isio’s story, originally a foreman in a sugar plantation turned revolutionary hero who battled for his country’s independence.
The complex flavours and textures brought upon by the blend of these different Sherry Casks bring another dimension to the Don Papa drinking experience with its ever-growing portfolio including the original Don Papa 7 and Don Papa 10 year old.
Don Papa Sherry Casks Finish (750ml) is available at Norman Goodfellows and is priced R650.