Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Rum Nook: Evaluate 91 – Don Papa 10 yr previous

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Sadly simply one other doctored bucket of yuck.


Take into account this one other public service. Why? You’ll discover out.
Some time in the past I subjected my self to the Don Papa 7, and had a
actually unhealthy time with it.

I’ve had its larger brother, the Don Papa 10, on my shelf
for fairly a while now, however to this point I’ve not been within the temper to deal with it.

However after plenty of nice, uncommon and fascinating rums, I
mustered up my nerves and determined that it was time.

Time to see if the ten would inflict severe harm om my
well being because the 7 threatened to.

Hailing from the Philippines, Bleeding Coronary heart Rum Firm has
issued this 10 yr previous rum, which is definitely simply their 7 yr previous with 3
extra years of ageing. So we’re nonetheless speaking (multi?) column nonetheless, molasses
primarily based rum.
To make issues extra fascinating, they determined to bottle it
at 43% ABV as a substitute of the 40% of the 7 yr previous.
Moreover it’s a restricted version – however I discovered no
data on how restricted it’s.
There may be completely no details about this product on the
Don Papa webpage. I needed to seek the advice of a number of on-line outlets for data.
Oh nicely, that a lot much less time earlier than we truly get to
what’s necessary.
When taking a look at it, we see a black, thick cardboard tube
with a thick cork lid. Fascinating and tremendous good trying. Little question about it.
A whole lot of effort has been put into the packaging – I hope
this isn’t one other case of paying premium value for advertising bullshit and
getting a crappy drink.
Contained in the tube is an equally fairly bottle.
A stubby bottle, with an enormous label which covers nearly
your complete bottle.
An elaborate piece of artwork, which is in reality fairly
It’s topped off by a pure cork with a wood stopper.
I’ve to say that the vessel is tremendous spectacular. It does
look insanely good on a shelf. Hopefully it could provide me with an expertise,
which makes it price the actual property.
”However what’s contained in the bottle?”, you ask?
A really, very darkish mahogany liquid. Appears unusual that it could
get such a darkish color from simply 10 years of barrel ageing (Probably not. It’s
most likely colouring caramel. I’m simply being a douche about it).
It lays down thick curtains on the within of the glass,
which hints issues to return.
When placing the nostril to the glass, please keep in mind to smell
very frivolously.
I didn’t and my face nearly fell off as a result of method an excessive amount of
vanilla and cherry bubble gum.

Thick, thick scents fill the air above the glass.

The above talked about vanilla and cherry bubble gum, are most
But additionally some huge lemon/lime scents, which makes me
suppose extra within the route of cherry cola and sprite.
On the extra refined facet, there’s some liquorice someplace
within the combine, and only a tiny little bit of oak.
I think that huge quantities of colouring caramel has been
used to realize the color.
Okay, so with scents already so thick and cloying that I’m
reluctant to scent it once more, I’m wondering what it would style like. Oh geez … right here
goes nothing. If I’m not again in 5 minutes, please name the paramedics (and my
I don’t actually need to style it. My mouth it salivating like
loopy as to warn me to not attempt.
It begins out a bit of tannic. Then it explodes with extra
tannins, together with huge sugar, cola, vanilla and cherry bubble bum horror.

A bit liquorice can be within the combine, however nothing capable of compete with the artificial melange above.

After only a few sips it’s coronary heart burn and cavities throughout
the place.

Prefer it’s little brother, this isn’t rum!

Disgusting. I’m completed tasting this…
It doesn’t final very lengthy, however it’s nonetheless method too lengthy.
With sticky enamel and an eternal flavour of thick artificial vanilla and cherry, I went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. It’s that
Score and remaining
One of many worst drinks I’ve ever had.
No depth, nothing fascinating. Only a doctored bucket of yuck.
I don’t know what I used to be anticipating, however maybe I hoped that
under no circumstances may the ten yr previous be as unhealthy because the 7 yr previous.
As soon as once more we’re coping with a drink which is all about
the advertising and nothing in any respect concerning the craft of distilling, barrel ageing
or mixing.
If the 7 yr previous was an enormous fuck you to all people who
ever spent numerous hours perfecting their craft, the ten yr previous is an enormous
grin all the best way to the financial institution.
As a result of though that is completely undrinkable and possibly
one of many worst issues to ever have been wrongfully named rum, individuals are
forking over huge piles of money for this crap.
Fortunately it isn’t extensively obtainable anymore, so hopefully it
is a closed chapter and Don Papa is finished robbing folks of €50 a bottle (I
truly discovered references which confirmed a value of €70-80 – insane).
My recommendation can be to purchase nearly the rest. These guys
don’t deserve your cash.
I’m completely disgusted {that a} product like this may be
bought as rum. It’s so far-off from being rum as something could possibly be.
And I’m not going to go straightforward on it this time. It has nothing
to supply apart from resentment, disappointment and sort two diabetes.
Good riddance Don Papa 10 and thanks for nothing Burning
Bleeding Coronary heart Rum Firm.

It did achieve
luring in a few fruit flies and killed them nearly immediately. That is received to imply one thing. Kudos.

(And now I received to name my dentist for an appointment ASAP
and go get my anti coronary heart burn drugs).

(Though I don’t really feel too comfortable about truly sending
site visitors to their website).

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