“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.
Both venues operate a walk-in policy (no table bookings) and cater to groups, although the Melbourne Whisky Room is better suited to larger groups of up to 16 guests. For those in search of a whisky tasting, our knowledgeable bar team can customise a tasting board (whisky flight) to suit your budget, curiosity and taste anytime during standard trading hours. Why settle for a ‘classic flight’ when you have more than 1,000 whiskies to choose from! For a more formal occasion public whisky classes are available every Saturday afternoon (see ‘classes’).
Melbourne Whisky Room
Head upstairs on a Friday or Saturday night.
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.
The Bottle Shop
Specialising in single malt whisky, the bottle shop offers a two tier selection of rare cellared items and a well curated collection of our favourite whiskies at every day prices. Almost every whisky for sale is available for tasting at the bar, making this Australia’s most bespoke try-before-you-buy experience.
Trading Monday to Saturday 4-10pm and Sunday 4-9pm.
No lists available, we invite you to call into the bar for good old fashioned service.