“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.
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!
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.
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.Book Here
Melbourne Whisky Room
Head upstairs on a Friday or Saturday night.
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.
~ Booking reference (beginning with 'R')
~ Booking name
~ New class dates (see 'Whisky Classes' for a list of available dates)
~ 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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).
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.