Melbourne and Victoria may be more well known for its plethora of gin distilleries, but we take our whisky seriously too. If you’re a whisky lover dreaming of malty goodness, of future day trips and distillery visits, Melbourne and Victoria have you covered, so this World Whisky Day we’ve put together a small guide for you.
Whisky In Melbourne
First off, Melbourne has a great range of bars and venues to enjoy a whisky in when the time is right again, and we’re looking forward to revisiting the likes of Whisky and Alement, Whisky Den, Boilermaker House and 1806 for a warming whisky.
And if you’re in Melbourne now and looking to source a tipple now, Melbourne’s oldest boutique liquor store, The Wigs Cellar, is open and is offering free delivery in Melbourne city and some surrounds.
Starward are home in Port Melbourne, just a quick tram ride out of the Melbourne city centre. They’ve got a range of single malts, along with their (New) Old Fashion whisky cocktail and Two-Fold, a double grain whisky. You can check out their range here. On the website you’ll find cocktail recipes for an Espresso (not) Martini , and even a recipe for Chocolate & Whisky Tart for the home bakers. If you’re dreaming of a whisky experience in Melbourne, you can also nab a gift voucher for a distillery tour or whisky masterclass.
You’ll also find Bakery Hill Whisky in Bayswater, with their whisky having made its way into Koko Black chocolates too. If peated whisky is your bag, the Sovereign Smoke – Defiantly Peated might just be up your alley. They’ve got an online store here, and are also selling vouchers for distillery tours to come.
Whisky in Regional Victoria
Backwoods Distilling Co. is a small batch, craft whisky distillery located in the Victorian High Country region, where all it all happens in Yackandandah. Backwoods has a release coming in August and they’re taking down details for pre-orders too. We can’t wait to see their distillery doors open soon. You can check out Backwoods here.
If you’re looking to plan a getaway along the Great Ocean Road, we suggest heading taking a small detour along the 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail to the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. It’s on the beginning (or the end, depending which way you’re traversing it) of the Timboon to Camperdown Rail Trail for keen walkers or riders, and whisky is a great way to end a walk or a visit to the Twelve Apostles, if we do say so ourselves.
And finally, if whisky, distilleries and spirits take your fancy, let us know by signing up to our newsletter here to be among the first to know when our Liquid Crafts Tour returns, or grab a gift voucher for when they do here. Who knows, a 2021 World Whisky Day Tour might well be on the cards!