History of rum tasting at Nadu

Nadu isn't just home to delicious Sri Lankan food in the heart of Bristol. This restaurant, brought to you by the team behind Bristol's award-winning Nutmeg, has a seriously impressive cocktail bar that's made for tastings.

This one and a half hour personalised experience will open your eyes to a range of 5 almighty rum shots and a daiquiri. Follow the history of rum, from the birth of sugarcane spirits in the form of Arrack, all the way through to popular styles from Jamaica, French Caribbean, Cuba, and ending with modernist style rums. If you know someone who loves their signature rum cocktails more than anything else, this experience will quench their thirst! Everyone will get a daiquiri on arrival to get things off to a fruity start.

This tasting will give you the full breadth of tastes, textures and cultures behind rum's rich history. As you learn more get competitive testing your tasting skills against your other rum adventurers and filling in your Nadu tasting chart. Hone your skills and you may even be crowned the winner - earning yourself a bespoke Nadu-made cocktail with one of your favourite rums!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £30
Group Ticket £210

What people are saying

carys rowlands
Mar 2023

Excellent rum tasting! Right balance of being interesting, informative and fun. Generous tastings...

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David O Reilly
Mar 2023

Very enjoyable tasting! The history of the drink in our culture was fascinating

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Geoff Mountjoy
Feb 2023

A really fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I now feel I know a lot more about rum and its or...

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Richard Galbraith
Feb 2023

Great host with excellent knowledge on rum, i would come back again!

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • A bespoke cocktail for the winner and daiquiris for all!


  • Refreshments available
  • WiFi
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The current government guidelines will be adhered to

On the day

  • Bring ID
  • Please get in touch about wheelchair accessibility
  • If you'd like to book a table to have food afterwards please get in touch early
  • If you're a bigger group than those available in the custom prices, get in touch and your host will see if they can accommodate

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 4 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 4 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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Nadu brings you a slice of Sri Lankan history in the heart of Bristol. This latest venture from the team behind Bristol’s award-winning Nutmeg, celebrates the flavours and spirit of Tamil culture: the history, the people and the cuisine.

Nadu brings a fresh perspective to the heritage of their owners Raja and Saravanan. Offering traditional Tamil street food, with a modern twist and a menu of exciting cocktails, all served in the buzzing atmosphere of Stokes Croft.

This festive season, Nadu are launching their Rum Clubs: tasting experiences that will bring rum adventurers across the globe, learning about different rums, their history and the culture behind them.


Tommy's your man when it comes to RUM!

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Nadu .