Melbourne History & Whisky Bars Tour

Blending tales of shipwrecks, sly grog shops and distilling bans with some of Melbourne’s coolest whisky and gin joints, the Melbourne Whisky and Gin Tour is a rollicking adventure from Victoria’s early spirit making past to its modern craft scene.

Starting at State Parliament, you'll be transported back in time to a heady world of prohibition, sly grog shops, shipwrecks and even Sherlock Holmes while sampling gin at a heritage brick cottage that once housed bootleg grog.

From here, it's a short stroll to Melbourne's first whisky bar and a wide selection of peaty single malts, honeyed Highlands and mellow Scottish blends.

Your tour ends at one of the cities best cocktail bars for either a gin or whisky cocktail.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Top shelf gin and/or whisky tastings at three bars
    • Snacks
    • Exclusive Melbourne Bar Map (free upon request)
    • Photos of your tour (free upon request)
    • Entry/Admission - Little Lon Distilling Co.
    • Entry/Admission - Whisky & Alement
    • Entry/Admission - Boilermaker House
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Little Lon Distilling Co., 17 Casselden Pl, Melbourne Vic, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

      A tasting of three signature gins paired with cheese.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Whisky & Alement, 270 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

      Three whisky tastings from Victorian and Australian distillers paired with chocolate.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Boilermaker House, 209-211 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

      A boilermaker (beer paired with whiksy) will be served.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Parliament House, Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
      Departure Time :
      7:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      Lonsdale Street, Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Drinking History Tours

    Activity ID: V-60067P4

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