#GerifiedPH: Don Papa Rum

Drinking is usually associated with sophistication, especially when in moderation or occasional. It is an indication of status and leisure, while taking it easy, loosening up. I even picture myself melting like a butter in bed right after a good drinking session.

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Rum in particular, made of fermented sugarcane juice and molasses is considered a party drink of the elite, a leisurely drink, both intoxicating yet fun, and drinking it in moderation can really bring happiness, create good times; and last Thursday, I was invited to a Bartending Event at Papa Loa and boy, Michel Dame concocted us drinks that loosen us up and lighten up the mood!

I was unable to join in the challenge to put my bartending aka hand-and-eye coordination and mixing concoction intuition to test, but here are some facts about the Don, the Don Papa Rum that is.

Don Papa Rum is a small batch premium rum, distilled in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon,Negros, Philippines.

Rum is an enticing liqour that came from a rich history. With it smooth flavour, it emerged as a timeless drink. The Don, Dionisio Magbuelas locally known in Negros as Papa Isio is one of the leaders during the late 19th-century Philippine Revolution and now, Don Papa Rum embodies Papa Isio’s spirit of independece, irreverence and sense of justice in its revolutionize premium rum.

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Different varieties are produced depending on the color which signifies the age of it.

Light and fruity, Don Papa Rum is smooth and delicate on the palate. Light amber colored Don Papa rum also has long, rich-textured finish that offers flavors of vanilla, honey and candied fruits, and can be used in various cocktails like rum punch and desserts like ice cream.No wonder Michel Dame prepared Don Papa Rum with flavors like nata de coco, pineapple, banana, raw egg and even cherries!

All things should be done in moderation, and what’s more? There are more benefits of drinking Don Papa Rum aside from that carefree feel.

Rum in moderation can make you live longer. Be it because of the happiness it brings, or the feeling of satisfaction, rum is associated with longevity – 100 grams for 230 calories with no carbohydrates and fat.

Rum is heart-friendly. It can unclogged artery blockages from the fatty pulutan (appetizers). So when you ate a little bit too much meat and fat, it won’t hurt to take a shot or two.

Rum can keep you away from pain. This may end up as a hugot, which it can actually, but seriously though, my grandma used to tell me that during her younger years, so-called dentists on the sidewalk would make you drink a rum before pulling your tooth out.

Rum can keep the common cold away. Perfect for heating up oneself during the cold season, too! It could provide energy too from its alcohol content.

We are living a fast-paced lifestyle and there are more than one reason to have a break and drink rum to loosen up a bit and relax while maybe contemplating about life.

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More about Amsterdam Bartender Michel Dame here.

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About Don Papa Rum

Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from Negros Occidental, Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is aged for more than 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection. For more information, check our website, www.donpaparum.com, or like us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/DonPapaRum or even follow us  @donpaparum on Twitter and Instagram.

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