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What's New & Whisky Gig Guide

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New shipment Summer Autumn 2012    
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Big G's Most Excellent Guide
To The Best Whisky Establishments of Australia
The City Wine Shop & Supper Club & Siglo

Setting the standard for both selection and service, the City Wine Shop's Gabrielle Poy slays her customers with her considerable charm and formidable knowledge. Look out for the stunning array of champagnes and a big and impressive list of malts, including the famed Lagavulin 12 cask strength and Penderyn Welsh whiskey

161 Spring Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
(03) 9654-6657

  Gertrude St Enoteca

You've got to hand it to James Broadway, who else could have put such a fine an eclectic mix of Italian wines and single malt whiskies in one bar/bottle shop. Simply breathtaking. Big selection of spirits both by the bottle and glass including four of the stunning Nikka Yoichi and Miyagikyou malts.

229 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy,
(03) 9415-8262.

  The Gin Palace

This is one of those fabulous Melbourne bars that are tucked away in a basement far away from the madding crowd. Basically from the street it's just a door, but once you found it, your in for a real treat. Look out for Murray Pittman, an expert in all things bourbon. And guess what he is currently serving... George T. Stagg.

10 Russell Place, Melbourne.
(03) 9654-0533

Baranows Bar & Cigar Lounge

Big chesterfields, big spirit list and big cigars. Wal & Ben Baranow are the cigar kings of Melbourne but Ben's knowledge of spirits & his spirit list is legendary, but the malt list is singularly superb, bordering on magnificent. Check out the the rare and highly collectible malts by the glass!.

348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Vic, 3122,
(03) 9819-6699 

  Murmur Bar

Magic stuff: such atmosphere, impressive spirits & malt list, great Melbourne style, fab drinks list and Greg Sanderson is definitely the man who knows his stuff! And it is really in the heart of the city.

Lvl 1/ 17 Warburton La Melbourne
(03) 9640-0395 

  Kelvin Bar

This is what I love about Melbourne, these kind of places are dotted all over the city, but Kelvin Bar with David Vink is an absolute ripper… great enthusiasm, knowledge & passion. Perfect for the informed chat or just that great big chill out.

84 High Street
Westgarth VIC 3070
Bistro Guillaume

This has to be one of the hottest places in Australia…have you seen how many reviews they have been getting? And all are good. And then there's the bar its downstairs from the bistro, Andy Waters is your man, it's dark, snug and very comfortable... and what a fabulous array of spirits, but pride of place are the malts. Great stuff guys.

Crown Casino Complex, Southbank Melbourne
(03) 9693 3888

  Restaurant Bottega

After a short time away, Rhys is back as chef, and if you ask him politely he'll give you a whisky and food experience to die for. It is so good to go to a full on, classy restaurant and get someone who knows their stuff about malts. Just beg Rhys to do his smokey eel ravioli. Great stuff.

74 Bourke Street Melbourne
(03) 9654-2252

  Vue de Monde

What can I say that hasn't been said before…and what a joy it is: the customer is paramount, the food is sublime as it is exciting and the beverage list including the malts is quite unbelievable. Raul is the head sommelier and if he can't help you with your spirit needs over dinner, then nobody can.

Normanby Chambers 430 Little Collins St Melbourne
(03) 9691 388
The Dispensary

Step on up regional Victoria, you now have a bar that is equal to any whisky bar accross Australia.  Located in the heart of Bendigo, Tim Baxter has created a very classy bar that will meet & surpase even the most demanding wine & spirit palate.  Vast selction of malts & classy brown spirits and then there's the wine list!

No. 9 Chancery Lane  Bendigo VIC 3550
(03) 5444-58858
  Rockpool Bar & Grill

Gota love the food and for the foodie who loves a dram or two David Lawler has a small but carefully selected selection of singles by the glass.  A juicy steak & a dram of Alchemist Caol Ila sounds mighty fine to me!

Crown Casino Complex, Southbank
(03) 8648-1900
  Match Bar & Grill

You almost want to say, direct from London & Ibiza but you can see the Euro influences in this neat 1st floor bar & grill.  Russ McFadden is your man & small but high quality if ecletic list is his game.

249 Little Lonsdale St  Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9654-6522


Monsieur Truffe

You want chocolate?  And you want it hand made from the finest ingrediants? And you love whisky & rums as well?  Then Thibault Fregoni's Mons Truffe in Smith St Callingwood is the place to be.  Small, intimate & specialising in plated desserts with a small but highly intriguing spirits list!  And if you think that spirits & chocolate don't match...then let Thibault weave his dessert magic on you!!

As the man says...cozy couverture haven by day & haute dessert couture by night.

90 Smith Street Collingwood (near Gertrude St)
(03) 9416 3101

Cafe Vue at 401

Just openend, and what a look!  The style is described as a modern interpretation of the era of Marie Antoinette!  Wow!!  Well priced, excellent food as fodd and impeccable service as always plus a well priced wine list that feature a neat but excellent range of single malst and rums. 

Bravo Mr Bennett.

401 St Kilda Rd (crn Toorak Rd) Melbourne
03 9866 8055

Era Bistro & Bar

Small but developing spirits list guided by the ever reliable David Cross.

102 Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 7000

 Zuri Lounge

Plush, lush, sophiticated & in Brisbane and with Barry Galloway in charge, you know the both the drink selection and service will be second to none. Quite an experience.

1/367 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3257-4999



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Tarraleah Lodge

This is the ideal spot for a quiet dram while touring the wilds of Tasmania. The bar contains an excellent array of single malts that will entice even the hardened palate; the staff headed by Isabel Stevenson, are warm and friendly and so are bar surroundings. Look out for the Glenglassaugh 19, Macallan Travel series and the now rare Bladnoch 15 all poured by the glass.

5 Oldina Drive, Tarraleah, TAS, 7140.

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