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Wed & Thu 4pm - 12am
Fri & Sat 4pm - 1am
Sunday 4pm - 11pm
Now taking Walk-ins & Bookings

“Whisky and Alement is now a whisky bar that rivals the best in the world in terms of both its offering and its atmosphere. All the bartenders in this world class drinking venue possess the knowledge to lead you on a journey of discovery.” Broadsheet

We’ve been serving Melbourne’s thirst for whisky since 2010.

Our ever-changing menu of over 1000 whiskies features everything from the classics to independent bottlings, right through to some of the rarest whiskies in the world. Pair that with tasty cocktails and a rotating list of amazing local and international craft beers, and our friendly, cosy bar has you covered.

Whether you’re new to whisky or a devotee of the ‘water of life’, our team love talking whisky, whether over the bar or through our regular classes, events and private tastings.


This online shop was born to keep the spirit of Whisky & Alement alive during lockdown. A selection of independent bottlers directly imported by Whisky & Alement are now available for Australia-wide delivery. Don't see what you're looking for? Give us a call on 03 9654 1284 and we’ll see what we can do! Full delivery details can be found in our FAQ's. Every purchase helps keep the dream alive during Covid-19 restrictions and we thank you for your support!


Our weekly whisky classes are a great way to develop your interest and understanding of whisky. Fun and informative for everyone, from the complete novice to the serious enthusiast, let one of our presenters, who are known authors and spirits judges, take you on journey through the world whisky.

When a new and exciting whisky is released in Australia, we’re the first to share it through one of our events. Special guests like Jim McEwan, Ian Chang and Anthony Wills look to Whisky and Alement as a place to share their limited releases and have a bit of fun with the Melbourne whisky faithful.

We’re now taking table bookings for groups of up to ten guests! Walk-ins are welcome too, we'll do our best to accommodate you with good old fashioned service!

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Melbourne Whisky Room

Head upstairs on a Friday or Saturday night.

Melbourne Whisky Room is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrctions. At Melbourne Whisky Room you’ll find some of Australia’s rarest and most collectable whiskies. It’s also home to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s biggest range of single cask offerings by the dram. For that extra special attention and even more interesting whisky or a group tasting.
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Gift Vouchers

Take that special someone on a unique whisky experience.

Lucky gift recipients can redeem vouchers for virtual events, whisky classes or in-house at the bar or bottle shop excluding online bottle shop purchases.

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We are currently shipping Australia-wide using Australia Post Wine e-Parcel service.
Vouchers are now valid for 3 years. This is a new update from our previous 1 year validity period. Vouchers purchased in the past may only hold a 1 year validity, please check your voucher for the expiry date.
Hard copy vouchers can be posted via Australia Post Express Post within 24 hours of purchase excluding weekends for an additional $10.
Hard copy vouchers are available for pickup for an additional $10. Purchase your voucher online and we'll email you as soon as it's ready for pickup. We aim to have your pickup ready within 24 hours excluding weekends. Note: class vouchers are only available in e-voucher formats.

***Due to Christmas holidays, vouchers purchased between Friday 18/12/2020 and Wednesday 6th January 2021 will be available for pickup from 4pm on Thursday 7th January 2021.
All vouchers with an expiry date between 1/3/2020 and 1/3/2021 have automatically had their expiry date extended to 31/12/2021. For any queries, please don't hesitate to call our team on 03 9654 1284.
Vouchers are valid for in-house bottle shop purchases and cannot be used for online shop purchases.
We'll be happy to change your booking date provided you contact us more than 14 days prior to your original booking date. To change your booking, please email with the following information and our team will contact you to confirm within 3 business days:

~ Booking reference (beginning with 'R')
~ Booking name
~ New class dates (see 'Whisky Classes' for a list of available dates)
We're unable to offer cancellations or refunds on any ticket. If you're unable to make a class or event, you are welcome to pass your ticket to a friend without notification.
We pride ourselves on great service and that extends to online purchases. However accidents do happen. If your product has been damaged in the post, please email a photo of the product in the condition that it is received to We'll respond within 24 hours excluding weekends and ensure you walk away a happy customer!


The Independent Whisky Company is the importing arm of Whisky & Alement.

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270 Russell St. Melbourne 3000
Wed & ThuFri & Sat
4pm - 12am4pm - 1am
SundayNow taking
4pm - 11pmWalk-ins & Bookings