Don Papa Rum was officially launched on 10 November 2016 at the Bodega de los Secretos Restaurant in Madrid.
Created in 2011, Don Papa Rum is a premium small-batch rum produced by Bleeding Heart Rum Company in Negros Occidental. It is distilled from the world´s finest cane sugar and aged seven years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended.
In his speech, Don Papa Rum Founder Stephen Carroll shared his interesting journey towards distilling the distinctly smooth and delicate flavor of Don Papa Rum.
International Brand Ambassador Matthias Cadeac D´Arbaud, in his message, shared how the Don Papa´s brand name was inspired by the story of an unsung hero of the Philippine revolution: Dionisio Magbuelas, who was known locally as “Papa” Isio. Papa Isio was initially a foreman at a sugar plantation. He was also a healer, shaman and a seer, whose spirit and leadership played a critical part in freeing Negros from Spanish rule, ultimately leading to the independence of his beloved country.
Don Papa Rum has been present in Barcelona´s liquor stores since 2015. The rum is now being sold in liquor stores all over Spain, among them Vins i Licors Grau (Girona), Lafuente (Barcelona, Madrid), Economato de las Comunidades (Madrid), Lavinia (Madrid), Solbes Gourmet (San Sebastian, Irun, Hondarribia, Pamplona, Tolosa) and Celler de Sant Gervasi (Barcelona).