26 September 2016-Ms. Cristhel Molina, called on Ambassador Antonio A. Morales at the Philippine Embassy to introduce Don Papa Rum, a premium rum produced by Bleeding Heart Rum Co. in the Philippine province of Negros Occidental .
Don Papa Rum or the The Don, was inspired by the story of one of the unsung heroes of the Philippine revolution: Dionisio Magbuelas, better known locally as “Papa” Isio. Initially a foreman at a sugar plantation, Papa Isio — healer, shaman, seer, rebel, and leader of a group of babaylanes — played a key role during the late 19th-century Philippine Revolution. Papa Isio’s spirit and leadership played a critical part in freeing Negros from Spanish rule, ultimately leading to independence for his beloved country.
Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is first aged 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection.
Negros Occidental is and has always been the sugar capital of the Philippines. D ue to the perfect combination of climate, geography and the rich volcanic soil on the island, Negros is ideally suited for sugar cane production.
Created in 2011 and available in the Philippine market since 2012, Don Papa Rum is now exported to 19 countries, including Singapore. It is now available in high end groceries-Cold Storage and Market Place.