Quick review: Don Papa Rum
|At UK Rumfest 2012|
Nose: Very sweet with vanilla, butterscotch, overripe tropical fruit and baking spices. Mouth: Sweet and oily with dominant vanilla and tonka bean notes, which evolves into raisins, ripe apricot, candied orange peel and some heat from cinnamon before fading out and revealing a tiny bit of oak. Wow, this is one sweet and intense rum, maybe a bit too much.
In conclusion, I'm not sure how they managed to get so much sweetness, vanilla and fruit flavours from the bourbon barrels. The first one or two sips are nice, then it becomes too sweet. It's not bad, but pretty unbalanced, at least according to my palate. Proceed with caution.