Drink

Filipino Rum Brand Don Papa Launches New Variant Inspired by the Historic Manila Galleon Trade

It’s The Bleeding Heart Rum Company’s latest concoction.
IMAGE ANRI ICHIMURA
Comments

From the creators of Don Papa Rum, The Bleeding Heart Rum Company just launched its latest addition to its growing portfolio of rum drinks—the Sevillana Cask Finish. Like other Don Papa Rum products, the new bottle is a proud product of the island of Negros, aka Sugarlandia. 

The sweet hints of Seville oranges complement Don Papa’s signature vanilla notes, creating the Sevillana’s distinct smooth, tangy experience.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The new concoction is a blend of five and 15-year-old rums distilled from Negros Island sugar cane molasses. Aged in American ex-bourbon barrels, the rum is then kept in two types of Spanish casks: Oloroso Sherry Casks and Andalusian Vino de Naranja, or the famous orange wine casks of Spain.

It’s in the Spanish Andalusian capital Seville where Sevillana gained its name and inspiration. Aside from its beautiful architecture and rich history, Seville is perhaps best known for its Seville oranges, an agricultural export that once enchanted traders of the Spanish colonies. That brings us to the second inspiration behind the Sevillana: the historic Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade that linked Spain to the Philippines via Mexico and led to the marriage of Spanish and Filipino agriculture and heritage, which would eventually lead to the Sevillana centuries later.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

“This very important piece of history has inspired The Bleeding Heart Rum Company to create an orange finish rum that pays homage to the life-style of the rich cultural exchange of the Galleon Trade,” said communications director Monica Llamas.

Established in 2012, The Bleeding Heart Rum Company has been leading the rum market after cementing itself as the local authority on rum after launching Don Papa Rum. Only seven years later, the company has expanded and Don Papa Rum is now available in 26 countries.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Anri Ichimura
Staff Writer, Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Anri
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
With the promise of LGBTQ representation, it's hard to believe that Star Wars never had a gay character before.
 
Share
These quick and stylish additions will help you transition your regular wardrobe to something more suited for the season.
 
Share
 
Share
Deadly nightshade was on President Quezon's list of prescribed medicines two months before he passed.
 
Share
 
Share
One theory based on evidence from the new trailer says Safi is secretly Dr. No.
 
Share
These will keep everyone on your shopping list happy.
 
Share
When it comes to celebrating Christmas, we are definitely world-class.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us