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Online Shop Open 24/7
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“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 our favourite products 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 and pickup details can be found in our FAQ's. Every purchase helps keep the dream alive 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.

Table bookings are temporarily suspended while we wait for lockdown to pass, but rest assured they'll be back up and running as soon as we're given the thumbs up from the Victorian Government!

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Melbourne Whisky Room

Head upstairs on a Friday or Saturday night.

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. Melbourne Whisky Room is currently closed until further notice.
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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 in-house bottle shop (not redeemable for purchases via the online 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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Online shop purchases up to 5kg can be posted anywhere in Australia. Orders over 5kg are currently available for shipping Australia-wide via Australia Post.
The pickup option for online bottle shop sales has been temporarily suspended due to Victorian Government Stage 4 restrictions. Postage options will continue to deliver the good stuff around Australia!
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.
Gift voucher postage is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Once trade resumes, vouchers will be available to post via Australia Post Express Post within 24 hours of purchase (Mon - Fri only) for an additional $10.
Gift voucher pickup is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Once trade resumes, hard copy gift vouchers will be available for pickup for an additional $10. Vouchers must first be purchased online and confirmation of pickup will be emailed to you within 24 hours (Mon-Fri only) of purchase. Please note, class vouchers are only available in e-voucher formats.
All vouchers with an expiry date between 1/3/2020 and 30/09/2020 have been automatically had their expiry date extended to 31/12/2020.
Vouchers are valid for in-house bottle shop purchases and cannot be used for online shop purchases. During Melbourne Metro lockdown, the bottle shop will be open for purchases of single malt whisky on Wednesday and Fridays between 1pm and 6pm.
Class dates can be changed provided 14 days notice is given prior to the date of your original booking. For date changes please email
We're unable to offer cancellations or refunds on any ticket. If you class was scheduled during a lockdown period, please contact us directly on 03 9654 1284.
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 (Mon-Fri) and ensure you walk away a happy customer!


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

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