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Bar Re-opening Friday 22nd October
Wednesday to Saturday 4pm - 1am
Sundays 4pm - late
Public Holidays Closed

“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, Australia’s largest collection of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society on pour, 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 and events.

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Whisky & Alement holds exclusive distribution of numerous Independent bottlers and our web shop delivers these Austrlalia wide.
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. Live locally? The full collection is also available on site at Whisky & Alement during standard trading hours.

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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.

Bookings are now available for your post Lockdown catchup! The doors are open from October 22nd to a maximum of 20 lovely drammers. Last minute decision? Online bookings close at 3pm on the day of service. Planning ahead? Online bookings open up 30 days in advance. All customers must be fully vaccinated to attend the venue.

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Melbourne Whisky Room

Open for Special Events only

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 largest public archive collection. For that extra special attention and even more interesting whisky, head upstairs to Melbourne Whisky Room.
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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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FAQs

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 info@whiskyandale.com.au 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 understand that unexpected events can pop up at the last minute. In the case you are unable to make a class or event and are unable to give 14 days notice prior to your original booking date, please follow the details below:

~ Illness: In the case that the participant is unable to attend due to an illness, please email a medical certificate and your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) to info@whiskyandale.com.au by no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. Our team will be in touch within 5 working days. All booking cancellations in the case of illness will be offered a full refund or change of booking date minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.

~ Family emergency: In the case of a family emergency, please email your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) and emergency details to info@whiskyandale.com.au no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. All booking cancellations in the case of a family emergency will be offered a full refund minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.

~ Government enforced lockdown or isolation directive: In the case that the participant has been ordered into a government enforced lockdown or self isolation we are here to work with you.

a) In the case that your class or event date falls on a day of government enforced lockdown for the Victorian region, our events team will contact you as quickly as possible following the lockdown announcement. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class or event date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases).

b) In the case that the class participant has been ordered into self isolation by order of the Victorian Government, please email info@whiskyandale.com.au with details and our team will do their best to respond within 48 standard business hours. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class or event date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases).
To change or cancel your table booking, please head to your confirmation email where you can easily change or cancel your booking via a quick link.
Melbourne Whisky Room offers a unique selection of whisky flights that change weekly and are perfect for casual catchups. Open Friday and Saturday evenings, the venue caters to bookings of between 1 and 25 guests at one time without requiring payment in advance. For a more casual tasting experience, the team at Melbourne Whisky Room can organise an impromptu whisky tasting for any group with a table booking. Simply book a table at Melbourne Whisky Room, note your request for an impromptu whisky tasting and our Bar Team Evan and Austin will create custom whisky flights for you upon request, recommending whiskies to suit the groups tastes and budget, as well as talking them through the whiskies selected.

How to book an impromptu whisky tasting:
- Book a table at Melbourne Whisky Room
- Enter your request into the Comments field including:
a) request for an impromptu whisky tasting
b) budget per person ($40 for 3 x 15ml tasters will get you an excellent set of whiskies)
c) number of whiskies per person
d) any whisky preferences such as Japanese whisky, unpeated whiskies, or a birthday vintage (no promises, we'll do our best!)
- It's as easy as that! No deposits, no cancellation fees and best of all, no 'standard' whisky quality

Impromptu whisky tasting are a great way to catchup with friends for an experience that won't kill the conversation, whilst also tasting some of the best whisky on offer in Australia! Your whisky will be selected by our team from a smorgasbord of newly landed direct imports by our importing arm Indie Whisky Co, whiskies from our long standing cellar collection and the newest whisky releases not available in any major retail outlets.

Partners

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

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Address
270 Russell St. Melbourne 3000
BarWednesday to Saturday
Re-opening Friday 22nd October4pm - 1am
SundaysPublic Holidays
4pm - lateClosed
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