Don Papa, a single island rum from the Philippines, has launched a limited edition 10-year-old rum into the UK market.
Don Papa 10 is a super premium, small batch rum from Negros Occidental, Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, it is aged for 10 years in re-charred oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended.
The latest offering from Manila based rum maker Bleeding Heart Rum Co, with UK distribution handled by Marblehead Brand Development, Don Papa 10 will be available exclusively for the first month through Harvey Nichols, in-store and online from November 5, 2015.
Dark amber in colour, Don Papa 10-year old is deep, rich and powerful on the nose, with a delicate tingle in the mouth, exuding bold flavours of dried fruits and cacao, with just a hint of oak. The rum’s potent character draws from the Philippines’ warm, humid climate, which yields one of the highest ‘angel’s share’ percentages in the world during ageing. Traditional Filipino rum makers do not refill these casks, producing this dark, intense and concentrated rum.
“We are very proud to be able to bring out the 10 year old and further share with the world, some great Philippine rums,” says Don Papa Rum founder Stephen Carroll. “We have been delighted with the reception to Don Papa 10 in other international markets, and we expect this 10-year old edition to enjoy similar success in the UK.”
The packaging has been designed by Stranger & Stranger and has won several international design awards. Unique to the European launch of Don Papa 10, each canister will feature a cork lid, produced by the acclaimed Portuguese cork supplier JC Ribeiro.
Don Papa 10 has an ABV of 43%, and an RRP of £49.95.
5 November 2015 - Felicity Murray Th Drinks Report, editor