Not only is PAPAGAYO the world's first organic rum it is from a single plantation in the heart of Paraguay
Papagayo Organic Rum is produced in a remote area of Paraguay, a landlocked country in the heart of South America bordered by Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.
In 1933 in a traditional and underdeveloped region called Arroyo y Esteros, 60 miles north of Asuncion the capital of Paraguay. Eduardo Felippo began an organic farming project. The objective was to help the lowly paid sugarcane farmers of whom there were about 1,000 in the area, each producing small quantities of cane and suffering a low standard of living.
Today, more than 800 of these families are committed to producing Organic sugarcane and the benefits are twofold: the farmers receive a significantly better price for their cane and the environment is altered due to the organic method of farming. In addition, the farmers are given education in production, harvesting and transportation as well as funds sent by the International Trade Fair Association.
The sugarcane produced by these farmers is the raw material from which Papagayo Organic Rum is made. It is distilled in the traditional stills but now under the control of the Swiss Organic Certification Company IMO Institute fur Marktokologie.
The process: The Organic Sugarcane is crushed and the syrup extracted for fermentation. The fermentation last 36 hours until the syrup has reached the idea levels of purity. The pure fermented syrup is then distilled in traditional stills into rum which in turn is filtered and placed into special ageing barrels where its distinctive Organic flavor reaches perfection. When ready for drinking the Organic Rum begins its long journey, first by carts to the river port and then onwards to the markets of the world.
Papagayo Organic Rum is the world's first Organic Rum. It is a Single Estate rum not a blend of produce from many countries as in the case of the better known rums. It is a rum to be savored and with cola or even better, your favorite fruit juice.
Size: 70 CL