Rum Don Papa or The Don, was inspired by the story of one of the celebrated heroes of the Philippine revolution: Dionisio Magbuelas, better known locally as "Papa" Isio. Initially a foreman on a sugar plantation, Pope Isio - healer, shaman, seer, rebel, and leader of a group of babaylanes - played a key role during the late 19th century Philippine Revolution. The spirit of Pope Isio and leadership played a key role in liberating Negros from Spanish rule, ultimately bringing independence to his beloved country. Rum Don Papa embodies the spirit of independence of Pope Isio, irreverence and a sense of justice. Distilled from some of the best sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is aged 7 years in oak barrels at the foot of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection. Negros Occidental is and has always been the sugar capital of the Philippines. Thanks to the perfect combination of climate, geography and the island's rich volcanic soil, Negros is ideal for sugar cane production.