Halewood opens the Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery

Halewood has opened a bar, distillery and rum school in one of Bristol’s most prominent locations. In an iconic building on Park Street, Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery officially opened its doors on the 8th of October.

The 7,500 sq ft venue houses two large production stills. The first is a 500-litre double retort rum still, traditionally used by many Caribbean rum distillers, which will distil Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum. The second is a 200-litre gin still. The Distillery is also home to a Rum School, where visitors can distil their own spiced rum in small copper stills, or they can visit the Distillery’s bar, which is believed to be one of just a few places in the UK to stock over 150 rums from over 50 different rum producing countries.

The bar features different rums and a wide selection of rum cocktails, with Cornish originated Dead Man’s Fingers – a range including the world’s first CBD hemp rum – on offer alongside super-premium Colombian rum Dictador (bottles sell in Harrods in for around £1,300) and Rum Sixty-Six.

Chris Hotson, General Manager, Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery, says: “Bristol has a rich rum heritage and one of the UK’s most vibrant food and drink scenes. It was a natural choice for Halewood’s new bar and rum distillery – it’s an exciting place to be and we’re looking forward to welcoming locals and visitors from across the UK and further afield to enjoy immersive experiences where they can learn more about provenance-led craft rums.

“Dead Man’s Finger’s Spiced Rum, the fast-growing brand that originated from Cornwall’s Rum & Crab Shack in St Ives, is disrupting the rum category – it really strikes a chord with people looking to discover adventurous flavours. The new distillery will make Dead Man’s Fingers more accessible, allowing visitors to distil rum themselves and learn about rums from around the world, which are also defined by fine ingredients, flavours and distilling methods. This fits perfectly with Bristol’s pioneering and eclectic appreciation of food and drink.” 

The Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery will also offer a range of food in the main bar area supported by a rotation of local street food from the Bristol area.