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Don Papa Rum


General Information

More than a decade ago, Stephen Carroll, former global marketing director at Remy Cointreau visited Negros Occidental in the Philippines and saw all the sugarcane haciendas. Being a man of intellect, he then asked the logical question: “Where’s the rum?”

When he received no real response, he decided to do something about it. The result? A fine rum fit for neat drinking.

The rum uses the noble cane, which is native to Southeast Asia and considered to be the best quality sugarcane. Prized for its high sugar content and soft rinds, they’re harvested from October to May. The harvest is then milled by existing ages-old Negros sugar mills, where the juices are extracted and concentrated into molasses, what Carroll refers to as Don Papa’s “black gold.” After the molasses are distilled, the resulting distillate is then aged for at least seven years in two kinds of casks: ex-bourbon barrels and proprietary sanded, toasted, and roasted American oak casks. The combination of first fill ex-bourbon casks and their special sanded, toasted and roasted casks really help bring out the fruit and vanilla notes in the wood. These casks, in particular, bring a lot of natural colour. With these, the molasses based rum benefits from added complexity and the vanilla notes inherent in American oak are really enhanced. The extremely hot and humid climate expedites the whole maturation process, producing dark, intense and richer rums.

ZYN delivers within the City of Calgary for a flat fee. For deliveries outside Calgary, additional charges will apply at the point of checkout.

ZYN uses, whenever possible, couriers with temperature-controlled vehicles. The shipping charges include proper packaging to ensure safe delivery of your order. This includes heavy duty boxes, industrial packing peanuts, and other protective material and/or Styrofoam shippers.

All orders are shipped via courier and require complete mailing address and telephone number for daytime delivery. Orders cannot be shipped to a post office box.

Please allow 1 to 5 days for delivery within Calgary and 3 to 12 days outside of Calgary.

For more information email or call (403) 543-8900.

Product Availability

All products are subject to availability. If a product is not available, you will be notified and a substitution will be offered or you will be credited back for the product(s).

Vintage Information

In certain cases, ZYN is unable to guarantee vintages due to the Alberta Government distribution system. ZYN will do its best to ensure that the vintages on its website are updated and accurate. If ZYN cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be contacted and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel the product.

Order Cancellation

Orders can be cancelled via email within 2 hours of the order being placed without charge. A restocking fee may apply if the order is cancelled after 2 hours of it being placed.


ZYN will accept returns. If the item(s) is in saleable condition, it will be fully refunded. If the item has been shipped outside Calgary, the shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser. Faulty items will be evaluated on an individual basis before a decision is made.

For more information email or call (403) 543-8900.

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