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  • Country: Philippines
  • Winemaker: Stephan Carroll

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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 Rum embodies Papa Isio’s spirit of independence, irreverence and sense of justice.

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