Guided tour

Melbourne: Whisky Bars & Gin Joints

Melbourne: Whisky Bars & Gin Joints

From £81.09 per person

Victoria has become the epicentre of Australia’s craft spirit scene, but it all began in Melbourne. This whisky bars and gin joints tour blends tales of shipwrecks, sly grog, and sprits with visits to three of Melbourne’s coolest whisky and gin bars.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about Victoria's fascinating whisky and gin history
  • Visit three of Melbourne's best whisky and gin bars
  • Taste some of Victoria's best local whiskies
Full description
During this tour, you will stop for tastings at three of Melbourne’s coolest whiskey and gin bars, including Melbourne’s oldest dedicated whisky bar and the only distillery in the CBD. You will taste different liquors and learn about the history of each spirit. Each tasting is accompanied by a pairing snack to really bring out the flavor. Learn about the man dubbed the Ned Kelly of Victorian whisky, how Victoria – not Tasmania – led whiskey and gin production in the 19th and early 20th Century, and hear about the local distillery which was so good, its overseas owners demanded they lower their quality to stop beating foreign competitors. You will also learn fun facts about the rich global history of whisky and gin.
  • Whisky and gin tastings
  • Light snacks
  • Tour guide
  • Photos of your tour
  • Melbourne bar map
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the steps of State Parliament, facing Bourke Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002. They will be wearing a black polo shirt/jacket.

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What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes
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