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Whisky & Alement

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Address: 270 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Chez Regine Le Bar)
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+61 3 9654 1284
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16:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 19:00 - 01:00

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A must visit for whisky lovers

Whisky & Alement has an extensive range of whisky and cocktails. As a whisky lover I thoroughly recommend a visit. I can always find a new whisky to saviour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Garry632015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whisky & Alement has an extensive range of whisky and cocktails. As a whisky lover I thoroughly recommend a visit. I can always find a new whisky to saviour.

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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really lovely whisky bar and if you drink it you must visit. We went upstairs where it was very quiet with pleasant views onto Russell street and had the most delicious tasting session. The woman who served us was knowledgeable and helpful and had a sense of decorum with one of our party who behaved badly. I... More 

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Thank Etypealicat
Frehwater Creek
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I highly recommend this bar for whisky lovers and non-whisky lovers alike (if they can't turn you, no-one can!). Arrived at about 6pm on a Friday night and was handed the menu, which contains over 100 Scotch, Irish and Japanese whiskies. The range was way too intimidating for my partner and I so we asked the bar staff to choose... More 

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Thank Vanessa R
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've wanted to do this for a while. Excellent for new, casual or long-time and knowledgeable whisky drinkers. The series of whiskies we tasted were from around the world and gave a good appreciation for the styles, history, and particular characteristics of what makes a good whisky actually good and what is truly important in whisky making. As a one-whisky-a-week... More 

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Thank Grant D
Stafford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They have over 400 bottles of whiskey! And the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They even helped me secure a bottle of whiskey from one of their suppliers! Thanks again. Cheers!!

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Thank Simon M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Excellent hidey hole behind a curtain, . An amazing array of fine whiskies from all over the world and especially from the home of whisky. Light food available to accompany and great atmosphere. A must do for any whisky aficionado.! :-)

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Thank travlbloke
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great staff offering great advise. Huge selection of whiskey. Happy that they were open late on a Monday for my business trip with some colleagues. Will visit again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The selection of single malts is greater than any whisky bar I have been to in Asia. Even in my home town of Glasgow I can't think of a bar with a better selection than here. This bar is also quirky with a great atmosphere and the mystique is helped by the hard to find location. A tip here is... More 

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MELBOURNE
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Whisky & Alament is a great place where one can sample rare and interesting whiskies (guided by the knowledgeable staff). Low lights, small venue, excellent experience.

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Chatan-cho, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped in here on a Saturday night and were lucky enough to get seats at the bar before the place filled up. If you like whisk(e)y, particularly scotch, Whisky & Alement would be hard to beat. They also make lovely craft cocktails, many involving said scotch. Lastly, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable... Wonderful bar experience overall.

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