Mon 4pm - 11pm
Tue→Sat 4pm - 1am
Sun 4pm - 11pm

“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.


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.

Whisky & Alement and The Melbourne Whisky Room operate a walk-in only policy and table bookings are not required. Both venues cater to groups however Melbourne Whisky Room caters for larger groups of up to 16 guests. For those in search of a whisky tasting, set menus are available at the bar and include a fun information sheet. Our knowledgable bar team are also on hand to answer any questions you may have and guide you in the right direction for your next whisky!

Melbourne Whisky Room

Head upstairs on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night,

where 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 (walk-in only).
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Gift Vouchers

Take that special someone on a unique whisky experience.

Gift recipients can redeem vouchers for whisky classes and special events, or take home a special whisky from our bottle shop. Vouchers can also be used over the bar for drinks and food at either Whisky & Alement or Melbourne Whisky Room.

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The Bottle Shop

Offering over 1,000 rare and unusual whiskies from one of Australia’s largest whisky cellars.

Trading Monday to Saturday 4-10pm and Sunday 4-9pm. Extended Christmas hours beginning 10th December are Monday to Friday 12-10pm, Saturday 4-10pm, Sunday 4-9pm. A curated selection of whiskies is available at Whisky & Alement during these hours.

To view the entire cellar, we invite you to join Julian from 10th December, Monday-Friday between 12-4.30pm . No stock lists or postage available.


Vouchers are valid for 1 year.
For an additional $10 your voucher will be posted via Australia Post Express Post within 24 hours of purchase (Mon - Fri only). Please note that this option is not available from 22nd December to 3rd January 2019.
Standard gift vouchers are available for pickup (see 'vouchers' section on our website). Class vouchers are not available for pickup and are available only in email format. Please note that this pickup option is not available from 22nd December to 3rd January 2019.
Class dates can be changed provided 14 days notice is given prior to the date of your original booking. For date changes please email
No cancellations or refunds on any ticket.
We are temporarily unable to cater for private events. Both Whisky & Alement and Melbourne Whisky Room cater to groups of up to 16 guests during standard trading hours. We do not take table bookings, and instead operate a walk-in policy.


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

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270 Russell St. Melbourne 3000
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