Tag: whisky

Melbourne’s best November events: fill your diary with these

We’ve got it all for you in November. Craft markets. Outdoor films. An espresso martini festival. There’s also a party called ‘Choose Your Own Queer Adventure’, alongside the annual harvest of the first French grapes for a special wine. Mark these…

Whisky Trivia with The Whisky Social

It’s a temperate Wednesday night and as Melbourne trudged home, a few brave and quietly exuberant souls made their way to Franklin Street to Captain Melville for Whisky Trivia. I arrived way too early and had the distinct pleasure of meeting…

Balvenie Whisky and Cheese at BarNone

I have a serious soft spot for the crew at BarNone (and East of Everything). After they hosted a $30 whisky and cheese matching night, that soft spot has turned into a sink-hole of love. The event highlighted Balvenie single…

Independent’s Day whisky festival

Smooth, smoky, oaky, peaty. Our tastebuds were treated to a waterfall of whisky flavours at the inaugural Independent’s Day whisky festival. For single malt lovers the event was a dream come true. Independent bottlers from Scotland, Australia, and beyond were on show…

Canadian whiskey tasting at The Noble Experiment

After spending an evening at a whiskey masterclass last year, I was sure I knew everything there was to know about the wonderful drink. Turns out I was missing a whole lot of specialised knowledge, especially regarding Canadian whiskey and…

Whisky & Alement’s Japanese whisky masterclass at Bar White Oak

Sip a bit of history. Whisky & Alement are hosting an once-in-a-lifetime experience at their Bar White Oak pop-up. It took three and a half years to amass Australia’s largest collection of Japanese whisky. This is your only chance to try…

Quaff Glenlivet whisky paired with Newstead beer at Boilermaker House

The Boilermaker is a classic cocktail that’s gaining in popularity, and Boilermaker House (the ultra-cool bar on Swanston and Lonsdale Street) knows how to showcase it to the max. The whisky-and-beer combination makes total sense once you’ve tried it —…

VIP whisky tastings with The Whisky Co.

My ephemeral history as a whisky drinker only lasted about four hours, on a night train from Edinburgh to London. The fatal combination of generous sips straight from the uber-priced bottle of Scotch and good old motion sickness had me…

Crop Up! Bush To Bar @ The Immigration Museum

If you haven’t been, the Immigration Museum is a beautiful heritage building on Flinders St. In fact, it’s one of the oldest in Melbourne. It was once where Victoria’s waves of migrants were met and processed as they stepped on…