Say HELLO to The Don.

Don Papa Rum is the spirit of Sugarlandia.

It’s a premium aged small batch rum from the island of Negros (aka Sugarlandia) in the Philippines, created on the fertile foothills of the active volcano Mt. Kanlaon, where the finest sugar cane is milled to produce sweet, rich molasses.

This is where Don Papa Rum is blended to perfection and where everything comes together in an alchemy of magic in each bottle.


Sugarlandia is part real, part myth, but all heart.

Sugarlandia is the spiritual home of Don Papa. It is a timeless place where nature is till the dominant life force. It is a lush fertile land in which sugarcane thrives. The old sugar mills in Negros grind the sugar cane, which in turn results in our special ‘black gold’ molasses, from which the rich, sweet Don Papa Rum is distilled.

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‘Don Papa’ is a tribute to Papa Isio, the real and charismatic leader from Negros who, in the 1890s, helped drive the Spanish from the island and win independence for Sugarlandia. The figure Don Papa is inspired by Papa Isio, though is not the same person. Instead, Don Papa is the embodiment of the Spirit of Sugarlandia.