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

“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.

Shop

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. Live locally? The full collection is also available on site at Whisky & Alement during standard trading hours. Every purchase helps keep the dream alive during Covid-19 restrictions and we thank you for your support!

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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.

For the first time in our ten year history, we are now taking table bookings at both venues for groups of up to twelve guests. Last minute decision? Online bookings close at 3pm on the day of service, however 25% of our capacity is reserved for walk-ins! So round it up where you are, and stroll on up for a wee dram and some good old fashioned service. Planning ahead? Online bookings open up 30 days in advance.

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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 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 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.
All vouchers are e-vouchers and can be printed directly from your personal printer. We do not currently offer a post or pickup service.
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 any in-house bottle shop purchase however are 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 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 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 shop@whiskyandale.com.au We'll respond within 24 hours excluding weekends and ensure you walk away a happy customer!
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).

Partners

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

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270 Russell St. Melbourne 3000
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