Whiskey is one of those drinks that has its own subculture, where its enthusiasts are ones able to take the drink’s stiffness and know the finer points of what separates the good stuff from the cheap rubbish. Melbourne whiskey drinkers can now revel in all things whiskey at Whiskey And Alement, a brand new whiskey bar on Russell Street.
Whiskey And Alement are working with the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society to allow those who enjoy exclusive single malts that are normally only available to members. But that shouldn’t scare aware inexperienced whiskey drinkers. If you want to get in the know, there’s the School of Whiskey available here. Yes, this joint even has classes for noobs who otherwise wouldn’t appreciate this fine drink. How brilliant is that!
For hardcore drinkers, there’s also “The Never Ending Cask” here, an active, ever changing and breathing cask filled with a mystery Islay. This daring invention allows drinkers to have a dram directly from the barrel where the precious whiskey comes from, in its purest form. This is something that only Melbournians are lucky enough to get, as it’s not in any of the Whiskey Society’s other bars anywhere in the whole world. This is not to be messed with!
For any Melbournians who have been looking for a place that doesn’t just serve whiskey but lives by it, Whiskey And Alement is your new mecca.
Originally published here at barsandnightclubs.com.au on Sunday 24 March 2013