Unlike cloyingly sweet mass-market rums, Papagayo puts the full flavor derived from its exceptionally pure ingredients front and center instead of masking them beneath a sugary veil. Perhaps it is this intriguing combination of cane sugar flavor and aroma without overwhelming sweetness that earned Papagayo Silver four stars from Spirits Journal, the highest rating the prestigious publication bestows on any spirit. Papagayo Spiced Rum builds on this acclaimed flavor by adding the additional step of barrel-aging in wood with natural vanilla, chili peppers, and ginger in the warmth of the Paraguayan sun, giving the rum a deep (and completely natural) color and a complex flavor, packing a delectable aroma and just the right balance of sweetness and hot pepper punch. This exceptional flavor has earned Papagayo Rum eight medals in international spirits competitions.
Papagayo is a single-estate rum, craft-distilled in the traditional method in the Arroyo y Esteros region of Paraguay. This area is famous for its exceptional cane sugar, the key ingredient in Papagayo, and this rum is crafted from the cream of the crop: organic cane sugar, free from any pesticides or sewage sludge fertilizers. Certified Organic means that the sugar and spices from which Papagayo is crafted grew under the tropical sun without a bit of chemical fertilizer or pesticide, chemicals that there is often no real way to extract once applied.