Friday, November 3, 2017

Don Papa Introduces a Rare Cask Rum

Don Papa Rare Cask
    Don Papa has just launched its “rare” new expression Don Papa Rare Cask, a Filipino rum brand which has been aged for several years in toasted American oak casks.  Don Papa Rare Cask has been aged for several years in American oak casks, distilled from Noble sugarcane and bottled at 50.5% abv.  Each cask is hand-selected by Don Papa’s master distiller, which has been made unfiltered and unblended.
     The Expression has been described as a rich and smooth rum with, notes of fruit and spices on the nose, with a cake fruit, cocoa, oak notes on the palate and a long cool finish with notes of wild mint.
Dionisio Magbuelas, or "Papa" Isio.
     Rare Cask joins the Don Papa portfolio, which includes the original Don Papa and the Don Papa 10-year-old limited edition.  Limited to 6,000 numbered bottles globally, the rum is packaged in a wooden canister, with details of Don Papa’s island home.   Don Papa Rum was inspired by the story of one of the unsung heroes of the Philippine revolution: Dionisio Magbuelas, better known locally as "Papa" Isio.

     Commemorating the launch, Don Papa commissioned wood sculptor Dave Johnson to recreate the bottle and its label in a one-off wood sculpture.  Don Papa Rare Cask will be available at a selection of bars and restaurants with a recommended retail price of $85.00.