In 2017, the 4 Sydow brothers (Hans, Franz, Erick and Klaus) and a very dear friend Alfonso Mora had the idea of producing and comercialize a premium and super premium sipping rum inspired in Aruba.
Being old Venezuelan immigrants on the island, they identify in Arubas mix of cultures, an inspiration to create a rum based on the One Happy spirit of the Island. A mix of cultures so unique that have given birth to a language made by the fusion of African, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch and words of the Arawak natives who inhabited the area before the conquest.
A combination so unique that have inspired us to create Bodegas Papiamento Aruba Reserve, as a tribute to the island.
“We use the names Papiamento and Aruba because the island represents everything our rum has to offer: joy, happiness, sophistication, mix of cultures, communication, sharing…a life celebration, but above all, its relaxed and happy spirit, ideal to talk, share, enjoy and revive best memories with close friends”
Because sugar cane does not exist on the island, our Master Rummaker selected Panama for its proximity and similar climate to produce the alcohols. A careful selection of alcohols aged from 3 to 15 years in barrels from the old and new world, has created a unique blend, inspired in the culture of the Dutch Caribbean ABC Islands.