There’s always that one cool friend in every group who can whip up a cool cocktail out of nowhere. Why not pick up the baton and make this you, AND step it up a notch with some of these whisky based creations?
From ramen to cocktails and markets, John shares his local picks in this happening Melbourne hood.
Any whisky fanatic who has visited Melbourne will be well acquainted with The Elysian - the Fitzroy joint that emulates the perfect moody whisky bar. Between the bar and walls lined with rare bottles of international whiskies, you’ll find Yao Wong, co-owner and whisky aficionado. He’s the man you need to chat to, whether you’re a budding whisky novice or on the hunt for an obscure bottle you’ve been searching years for.
Whisky might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re a lover or just partial to a nip here or there, you’ll know that when you find a place that appreciates a good whisky as much as you do, you hold on to it.
Whisky is no longer a drink for old men. Women are starting to drink and produce their own whisky, adding a new perspective to distilling and opening up the market.
Kew’s newest neighbourhood wine bar, Flatiron Side Door, is what you’d call a family affair. Opened in February by husband and wife duo, Ben and Emma Bangay, this newbie is all about sharing good food, wine and company in a killer space that welcomes everything from knock-off drinks, private events and those big and boisterous family dinners.
There are few places quite like this one that offer a sanctuary escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Vaucluse has won the culinary and wellness lottery with the opening of The Botanica earlier this month - a farm-to-table restaurant and organic spa that’s catering for mimosas and massages under the one roof.