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¡Viva Don Papa! Discovering Philippine Rum with Prairie Rose & Fred Makapugay

  • The Edison 108 W. Second St Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States (map)

¡Viva Don Papa! Discovering Philippine Rum with Prairie Rose & Fred Makapugay

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The Philippine islands have been a center of rum production since the 19th century. And Don Papa Rum is a tribute to Papa Isio, the charismatic leader from Negros who, in the 1890s, helped drive the Spanish from the island and win independence for Sugarlandia. On Thursday, June 20, join The Museum of the American Cocktail in welcoming Prairie Rose & Fred Makapugay to The Edison for a complimentary tasting of Don Papa's distinctive Philippine rums—Seven Year, Ten Year, and Sherry Cask. After the tasting, enjoy Don Papa in three MOTAC Custom Cocktails, courtesy master bartender BC Hoffman, and support The Museum of the American Cocktail!

ADMISSION IS FREE WITH RSVP

FEATURED POURS

  • Don Papa Rum

    • Seven Years Old

    • Ten Years Old

    • Sherry Cask

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

PRAIRIE ROSE

Prairie Rose is an LA-based drinks writer, trained sommelier, events producer, and podcast host. She is Founder & Editor of Bit by a Fox, Saveur Magazine's 2014 Readers' Choice Best Cocktail Blog.

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FRED MAKAPUGAY

Fred Makapugay is a French wine scholar, WSET Level 3 sommelier, and a spirited seeker of profound liquids. He is Co-Founder of Amphorium, an LA-based wine and spirits importer, distributor, and brand developer.

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ABOUT THE BRAND

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.

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