Pedro Mandinga Rum

Derrick Lin


Design: Sterling Creativeworks
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Pedro Mandinga
Location: Napa, CA
Packaging Contents: Spirits Package Design, Rum Package Design

Pedro Mandinga Rum is handmade in the heart of Panama City’s historic district. Pedro Mandinga was a legendary figure in Panama history who escaped slavery and he acted as a guide and partner to Sir Francis Drake. As legend goes, Mandinga showed Drake a secret lookout – a high tree “wherein 12 men could sit” – to see both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. We built the brand story and package design around this unique gathering place, a metaphor for the hospitality and mingling of cultures that is the pride of Panama. Custom lettering and a stamp featuring a portrait of Pedro add personality and handcrafted details.